Reopen our palliative care ward at Randolph Wemyss Memorial Hospital

Reopen our palliative care ward at Randolph Wemyss Memorial Hospital

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Cllr Ryan Smart started this petition to NHS Fife Board and

We need to reverse the recent decision by the Health and Social Care Partnership Board to permanently close the Wellesley Unit at Randolph Wemyss Memorial Hospital which was completed with no consultation with the community. 

The decision to close the Wellesley Unit has caused distress and outrage within the local communities surrounding the hospital. The Scottish Government has publicly reported in the media that they have record numbers of doctors and that doctor numbers were on the increase, therefore the decision to close the ward due to a lack of a Responsible Medical Officer (Doctor) is a serious concern. 

We are asking the Director Of Health and Social Care and the Integrated Joint Board to reconsider the decision around the closure of the Wellesley Unit at Randolph Wemyss Memorial Hospital which will in particular reduce the provision of palliative care in this part Fife.

We the undersigned understands that the ward cannot legally operate without a Responsible Medical Officer and therefore urges the Health & Social Care Partnership Board to look at closing the ward temporarily to allow for further work to be completed to try and find a Responsible Medical Officer to sustain the ward for the future.  

A temporary closure would give the opportunity for a full consultation to be had with all staff, patients and families from within the hospital and the local community to find a way forward.

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