NHS workers across the south-east of England have been protesting against cuts in jobs and services as part of a national day of action.
NHS protesters in Maidstone gathered outside County Hall
Unions claim the NHS is being damaged by the pace of reform and budget cuts.
In Kent, protesters marched through Maidstone and Folkestone, while dozens in Tunbridge Wells campaigned over the closure of the Homeopathic Hospital.
In Crawley, West Sussex, people dressed in nightgowns, bandages and slings took to the streets in protest.
A series of street theatre sketches were also held on the bandstand in Crawley, while a rally was held outside the Royal Sussex County Hospital, in Brighton.
Staff at St Helier Hospital, in Surrey, which was branded "the meanest in Britain" following reports light bulbs were being removed to save money, protested outside their building.
And a rally was held in the town square in Woking in support of Ashford and St Peter's, Frimley Park and the Royal Surrey hospitals.
Health Minister Rosie Winterton said unions and staff signed up to the principles of the NHS Plan, which sets out reforms over 10 years.
She said: "If we know that change will deliver better quality care and better value for money for taxpayers, then standing still is simply not an option."