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Halt Privatisation Plans at Harrogate District Hospital

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Many residents of Harrogate, along with employees of the Trust, are extremely angry that Harrogate District NHS Foundation Trust are planning to create an alternative model for delivering estates and facilities services by setting up a private company to run the porters, caterers, cleaners, maintenance staff and more. This type of venture, described by one member of Parliament as a “VAT scam” will create a two-tier workforce, ultimately leading to lower wages and poorer conditions for hundreds of staff, and amount to “backdoor privatisation” of the NHS. We ask that the Trust halts its plans and looks to care for its employees as part of the National Health Service.

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