Message from Dr Louise Irvine sent to our South West Surrey supporters this morning:
I hope you’re all well. This is Louise here.
As you know, Junior Doctors in England voted overwhelmingly (98% in a 76% ballot turnout) to begin three days of strike action next month over the imposition of an unsafe and unfair contract by The Secretary of State for Health, Jeremy Hunt.
If the strike is not averted via conciliation talks ahead of the first strike day (Tuesday 1st December), a group of Junior Doctors will be visiting Farnham on Tuesday in the afternoon to talk about why they are striking. They are going to invite the local press and we would like to publicise this as much as possible to help them raise awareness about why they are being forced to strike.
We would also like to invite you to meet these junior doctors who are working at local hospitals. It will mean so much to them if they could talk with you and answer your questions. It would also deliver a powerful message of support for junior doctors if they get a good turnout in Jeremy Hunt’s constituency. I hope you can make it.
We will be meeting the junior doctors at 2pm on the first strike day 1st December 2014 outside the Lion and Lamb Way entrance on West Street, Farnham, GU9 7LL.
Junior doctors will be handing out fliers and if anyone can hang around and help with that too, that would be great.
In the meantime, to read a little more about the junior doctors’ contract, please read here in the Farnham Herald this week both sides of the argument. I’ve also included my letter that appeared in the same edition here: https://nhaswsurrey.wordpress.com/2015/11/28/drmarielouise-juniordoctors-letter-in-this-weeks-herald-in-jeremy_hunts-sw-surrey-constituency/.