• Petitioned FAO Steve Auty

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FAO Steve Auty

Retract plans to close The Pilgrims Hospice, Canterbury in 2016 and allow it to remain in its current working state.

    1. Sarah Kelly
    2. Petition by

      Sarah Kelly

      Teynham, United Kingdom

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Unfortunately, many cancer sufferers are admitted to the Pilgrims hospice every year to allow them to end their lives with comfort and dignity. People with long term illnesses such as MS are also admitted as respite for their families. It is a place filled with warmth, comfort, and that of a relaxed atmosphere, the sort of atmosphere we all like to spend our time within, especially to end our dying days within.. However, the hospice doesn't only care for it's inpatients, the staff also takes care of each and every family member and friend who enters the hospice. They laugh with them, as well as wipe away their tears, let alone the expertees they provide to their patients. I'm sure to Steve Auty, closing the hospice is a "exciting change", but what about to the people who matter - the patients and their relatives? I wonder how he would feel about this new "exciting change" if he was admitted into a hospice in Ashford, but because of transport difficulties his friends and family wasn't able to visit as often, if at all.... Because that is exactly what future service users of the hospice will now face, and it isn't right nor fair. Any illness is bad enough, but potentionally feeling abandoned by family and friends through no fault of their own will no doubt be the ultimate killer. We need to come together and stop the hospice from closing, for everyone's sakes. Yes, maybe they will save a whopping £500,000 a year, but that also means they are putting prices on lives, which is humainly wrong.

We MUST stop the Pilgrims Hospice from closing, but we can only do this together. If we can get enough signatures, then this can become a parliamentary issue, which is what we want!!

United we stand, divided we fall. People, let's STOP THE HOSPICE FROM BEING CLOSED!!!!!!!!

To:
FAO Steve Auty, Chief Executive
Retract plans to close the hospice in 2016 and allow it to remain in its current working state.

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    • David Davis DOVER, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 4 months ago

      Congratulations on the decision being overturned. Fantastic news.

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    • Sarah Cooper-Williams -TEWKESBURY, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 4 months ago

      Hospices are important as they allow people to die with dignity and in a caring environment - something that I personally have ever come across in hospital - it also allows the relatives peace and comfort knowing that they are being cared for by staff who are trained to deal with death

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    • Viv Peen ALLINGTON, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 4 months ago

      Having lost an eye to eye cancer in 2012 it has made me think plus a family member lost her fight with cancer and was taken into a hospice and I saw first hand what good work they do. Please keep this hospice open.

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    • Virginia Germaney BASILDON, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 4 months ago

      I have a friend who relied on the work of this hospice when her mum was terminally ill.

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    • Hazel Green DANBURY, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 4 months ago

      The hospice cared for my mum in the last few days of her life. All the staff were incredibly caring and supportive of both Mum and the rest of the family. I can't help but wonder what would have done without it.

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