PHOTO: Sylvia Tebbenham (left) Marge Bayne (right)
Hayes Cottage Occupation 1983
Hayes Cottage Hospital will be open this Christmas, and every other Christmas
of thought but it was clearly the only way to stop the closure after other avenues had been exhausted.
been flooding in from all over
to hit most those people that need the IMHS while the people With the money Will have their own private care. THIS MUST NOT BE ALLOLWED. The NHS Was set up through the struggle and toil of our older folk and we pay for it through our taxes. In any civilised society decent health care should be a right not left to charity.
Hayes and Northwood and Pinner.
Northwood & Pinner Cottage hospital occupied the next day lead by the Matron and COHSE Steward Jean Carey (daugter in law ? of Milly Johnson famous Irish nationalist and Harrow Labour Councillor in the 60s/70s)
Both Cottage Hospitals were saved for the next seven years and provided a vital NHS service to there communities, However in the early 1990's the Hayes Cottage Hospital was turned into a nursing home.
These Occupations had close links with Thornton View hospital Occupation, Bradford 5 August 1983 -August 1985, :ocal TVH Union Reps - Betty Elie (COHSE) & Hazel Ward (NUPE)