Rebuild Our Health Service
Our NHS is falling apart. Hospitals are crumbling, equipment is broken and repairs are not being done. Please sign our petition for the government to give the NHS the funding it needs for new buildings and equipment.
Why we need to rebuild the NHS
I’m the baby’s dad who took on Boris Johnson over the NHS when he came to Whipps Cross Hospital for a publicity stunt. I started Rebuild Our Health Service because I discovered as a result of my daughter’s experience at Whipps Cross that there is a huge crisis with buildings and equipment in the NHS.
Whipps Cross is just one example of how our NHS is literally falling apart: hospitals are crumbling, equipment is broken and repairs are not being made. Spending on buildings and equipment is insufficient to meet the NHS’s needs – this means hospitals will struggle to continue to provide even the current level of service.
Over the past decade, as part of austerity, money that was meant to be spent on NHS equipment and buildings was diverted by the government to be used for day-to-day running costs.
There is a £6.5 billion maintenance backlog, £3.4 billion of which presents a high or significant risk to patients and staff.
Please sign our petition for the funding that is needed for new buildings and equipment in the NHS.