Virgin Care is one of the two bidders for a £50 million contract for community health and social care services in BANES. Protect Our NHS BANES has organised a demonstration to protest at the possibility that a publically funded local health service could end up in the hands of a private company whose main priority is its shareholders.
Date: Thursday 21st July
Time: from 5.30
Place: Outside the Guildhall Bath
Virgin Care is one of the two bidders for a £50 million contract for community health and social care services in BANES. Protect Our NHS BANES has organised a demonstration to protest at...
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