Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Barcelona Hospital Occupation

Nurses and Health workers at Sant Pau Hospital Barcelona have occupied their hospital and running it effectiveely since 28th November 20012

The occupation action at Sant Pau has been a spark in developing anti-cuts movements, involving neighbourhood and other activist groups, at hospitals throughout Catalunya. Occupations have sprung up at the region's biggest hospital, Vall d'Hebrón, and the Clínic Hospital. 

In the words of one prominent health activist, it's about creating "a white Catalan tide similar to that which exists in Madrid". The beginnings of such a tidal movement have literally covered Barcelona in the white of doctors' and nurses' gowns during marches organised by the various occupation committees.