- 2007 Health Care Service Group Conference
- 29 December 2006
- Carried as Amended
This Conference notes that the government has spent thousands of millions of pounds on the war and occupation in Iraq, and is now considering spending further millions on renewing the trident nuclear submarines and missiles. This is at the same time as the government is forcing NHS Trusts to cut their expenditure in order to remove deficits, which have often been built up over many years and/or are as a result of money being drained off into the private sector or PFI projects.
This conference therefore calls on the Health Service Group Executive to seek support from the National Executive Council to produce publicity materials making very clear the contrast between spending on war and weapons and spending on the NHS, for example equating the number of health workers who could be employed for each day the occupying forces remain in Iraq.