Petition to EAST KENT HOSPITALS UNIVERISITY NHS FOUNDATION TRUST, Matthew Kershaw
Stop the Closure of Urgent Care Centre at K&C Hospital
There are reports that the Urgent Care Centre unit at the K&C hospital in Canterbury will close.This will mean the 150,000 plus residents of Canterbury will have to travel a considerable distance to find urgent help. The hospital has slowly been 'stripped back' and this appears to be another step towards the Trust achieving the closure that was threatened in the 1990s.As pointed out by a previous campaigner in Thanet, in relation to losing local urgent care services - "our hospitals in surrounding areas are already under enough strain" and that is without having to accommodate for the whole of our area as well.
Petition to Nicola Sturgeon, Shona Robison, Alex Neil
Lives at Risk Scottish Ambulance ask first confirm your phone number already on screen.
We want Scottish Ambulance Service to change the order of the questions asked when calling 999. Do you know they firstly ask for the caller to confirm the telephone number although it is already on the display screen before asking the Location of the person needing emergency assistance. Location MUST be the first question to be asked. We found out the process after our brother Ronald Russell died in hospital on 5th July 2017 due to a stroke and lack of oxygen to his brain. This was after a neighbour found him at home unconscious and called 999 around 11am on the 5th July. Whilst arranging Ronald’s funeral and checking his phone we found that Ronald had phoned Scottish Ambulance 999 at 17.44pm on the 4th July 2017. On raising this with Scottish Ambulance and obtaining the call transcript for Ronald’s call we were devastated to learn that an Ambulance or Paramedic was not sent to Ronald’s home. Ronald was not able to confirm his number and as he went to get it, as it was written down he collapsed moaning and groaning. Turns out the procedure of 999 calls with no location is to attempt 3 times to call the number on the display screen and if no one answers it is marked as a Silent Call. Ronald’s call was Not Silient, he needed Urgent emergency attention. Ronald had laying for 17 hours before Emergency Services arrived. Scottish Ambulance failed him and left our parents and his four siblings, nieces and nephews devastated at his loss. Scottish Ambulance Chief Executive Pauline Howie response is to apologise for the poor service. They say the process of questions asked on 999 calls is a international standard for Ambulance Service. This is not the case. We have checked with a number of other Ambulance Services within the UK and they All confirm they ask for Location, then telephone number and what is the cause of the emergency. All we want is for Scottish Ambulance to do the same. We do not want any other family to experience such a tragedy and suffer the loss of someone close. Please sign and help make the appropriate authority do this simple but effective change. Thank you.
Petition to Theresa May MP, http://www.theipsa.org.uk/ , Jeremy Corbyn MP
Freeze MP's Pay in line with public sector
why is it Public sector pay has been frozen for years and yet the MP's have had pay rises as high as 12%. This petition is for them to have their pay increases frozen at 1%. Why should they not endure the hardship that we, the people who put them in government have to suffer.
Petition to Council of the European Union, Department of Education, Theresa May MP, UK Department of Health
Teach basic life support in all schools
Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) is a leading cause of death Worldwide (American Heart Association). The current UK Resuscitation Council Guidelines "Chain of Survival" suggests early activation of emergency responders, early CPR, rapid defibrillation and post-resuscitation care to be the most effective way of surviving cardiac arrest. Understanding when to call for an ambulance and performing basic life support are key to saving lives, yet this is not being taught as part of school curriculum. Children represent the future of our society; teaching them basic life support at an early age could result in a future where everybody gets the best chance at survival from cardiac arrest. I implore the governments and teaching bodies to make basic first aid common knowledge within all school-aged children.
Petition to UK Parliament, European Parliament
Non strobing emergency lights
My name is Alex Foley and I am an epileptic. I find strobe lights from the emergency services distressing to my eyes and things like this can cause seizures. I want to see a change from strobe to something non strobe for people who are epileptic or who react to strobe lighting. I feel this change is needed and has been needed for a long time