Star battles to save nurses' jobs

SAVE Our Angels - that's The Evening Star's battle cry today as the axe looms over some of the most treasured workers in our Suffolk community.We launching an all-out fight to save the jobs of specialist nurses and other staff at Ipswich Hospital - people who have given invaluable service to us - and who are now facing the bleakest of futures as a cash crisis bites.

SAVE Our Angels - that's The Evening Star's battle cry today as the axe looms over some of the most treasured workers in our Suffolk community.

We launching an all-out fight to save the jobs of specialist nurses and other staff at Ipswich Hospital - people who have given invaluable service to us - and who are now facing the bleakest of futures as a cash crisis bites.

While The Government spends billions of pounds on much-loathed wars and “peace-keeping” in Iraq and Afghanistan, here at home our nursing angels are being slapped in the face.

Ipswich Hospital and its dedicated managers are in the front-line - being told they have to claw back money - and do it now. Their only quick route to financial stability is by cutting jobs - but we say this is unjust and unfair and being done with indecent haste.

The Government and its supporters are trying to tell us the NHS is safe in New Labour hands. Try telling that to the people being lined up for redundancy at Ipswich Hospital.

Today we're launching the fightback - with a petition, in our print editions and on-line, aimed at forcing a rethink.

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