14/02/2012 07:44 GMT | Updated 14/02/2012 07:47 GMT

Unison Stage Valentine's Day NHS Bill Protest Outside Downing Street (PICTURES)

Unison has staged a one-of-a-kind Valentine's Day stunt, urging the government not to break their hearts by "breaking the NHS", in a photo opportunity outside Downing Street.

The union held up a giant broken heart outside Number 10 as part of their protest against the bill.

Sarah Gorton, the union's senior national officer for health, said: "This Valentine's Day we are calling on the government not to break our hearts by breaking our NHS.

"The NHS is a much-loved institution which we are all rightly proud of, but the government appears determined to ignore the voices of NHS professionals, patients and even, it seems, its own ministers, who all say that it must drop the Bill."

Their protests comes as a YouGov poll for the union revealed just a quarter of the public support the NHS reforms.