Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Morecambe campaigner fights for NHS at Labour conference

Dilys Greenhalgh with Labour's David Milliband last year.
84-year-old Morecambe resident Dilys Greenhalgh gave an impassioned speech against the dismantling of the National Health Service at the Labour Party Conference in Manchester today, receiving a standing ovation from delegates.

Dilys has worked in children’s hospitals, including Manchester’s Booth Hall, even before the National Health Service was formed, and based her speech on a lifetime’s association with healthcare and

Dilys has become a well known figure with parents on the streets of Morecambe, often campaigning outside the resort’s schools and Sure Start Centres in her attempts to safeguard health services and children’s facilities.

She has been accompanied in her campaigning by Councillor Margaret Pattison and Councillor David Whittaker who are both with Dilys at the Conference today.

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