Help get my dad with dementia care in his own county instead of 235 miles away.

Help get my dad with dementia care in his own county instead of 235 miles away.

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sarah rundle
sarah rundle signed this petition

A father / husband / brother and grandad who has complex dementia has been sent from saltash Cornwall to Northampton for treatment, which will last six months because there are no other beds available in the country. 

Sending my father 235 miles away costs the NHS a lot more money than keeping him within his home county.

Within 4 weeks my father has become so much worse. He also suffers from advanced cancer. He misses his family so much, but being 235 miles away it is hard to visit regularly due to the distance and expense. 

Someone with dementia needs close contact with their loved ones regularly. We need my dad closer as he feels we have abandoned him. His physical decline has been dramatic. Also if there was to be an emergency it would be five hours before we were to reach him.

Please help by signing to bring my lovely dad back to my mum and his family who miss him so much.

This petition is not just to help my dad, but to raise awareness for other people with dementia sent away from their families. 

Thank you for your support. It really means a lot.