A Tory-led council agreed Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Care could run more than 200 NHS services – and campaigners fear it is the start of the health service being sold off.
Virgin is to become the first private firm to run adult social care after winning a controversial £700million contract.
A Tory-led council last night agreed Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Care could run more than 200 NHS services.
But campaigners fear it is the start of the health service being sold off.
Cllr Eleanor Jackson said: “Make no mistake about it, what has happened here is the beginning of the privatisation of the NHS in this country.
“The Tories have let us all down and everyone should be horrified about this decision.
“Woe betide you getting ill in this area if you are old, disabled or have learning difficulties in the next seven years. It is just a horrifying decision.”
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