I CANNOT believe the appalling news that part of our A & E department may be privatised (The Press, March 3).

The government has already been privatising parts of the NHS by stealth for a long time.

How hypocritical can they be?

For a year we have been clapping the NHS staff and being incredibly grateful for their wonderful sacrificial work.

We want it to remain our NHS - not be taken over by some rich profit-making concern.

Once again, the government are feathering their own nests.

Anne Horner,

Carrington Avenue,