nhs cuts

23 petitions

Update posted 2 months ago

Petition to Secretary of State For Health and Social Care

End Hospital Cuts Resulting In Poor Patient Care At Bedford Hospital!

Inadequate care and treatment at Bedford Hospital are resulting in high mortality rates. My family are urging the Parliamentary Health Service Ombudsman to investigate failings at Bedford Hospital that led to the death of my Step-Nan.  Diane was admitted to a makeshift ward (Victoria Ward) with back pain due to osteoporosis but died nine days later from hospital contracted pneumonia. She was successfully battling colon cancer and doctors knew chemotherapy treatments had lowered her immune system, leaving her open to infections. On previous occasions when she was admitted she was given IV antibiotics as a precaution. However, on this occasion, she was given no antibiotics, despite the patient next to her having a chest infection.  At the end of March, she was admitted to Victoria Ward (the former children's ward, in the oldest part of the hospital). The area had been closed down once and reopened. It looked neglected, grubby and there were poor hygiene and a lack of proper equipment.  It was the Easter Bank Holiday Weekend and the hospital seemed short staffed and very few doctors were around. Diane started coughing and struggling to breathe yet no chest X-ray or blood tests were carried out. These would have picked up that she was developing pneumonia, and had she been given antibiotics immediately, she would have had a good chance of fighting it.  She was taken into intensive care on Sunday and on Bank Holiday Monday morning we were told she had passed away. Diane had battled cancer, yet she died of an infection she contracted while in hospital. It should never have happened.  An official complaint has already been logged and a full investigation we've been told has been raised however more needs to be done about the situation at Bedford Hospital.  Our families concerns were published in last weeks 'Bedford Today' and on the next page read 'Hospital Staff 'very tired' admit bosses'.  Bedford Hospital Staff have been left "very tired" after months of working above and beyond according to the trusts own medical director. The trust pointed to a concerning increase in mortality rates and have more or less said that people will die if they don't get more staff and money soon. Diane leaves behind John, her husband of 51 years, her son Andrew, daughter Louise, daughter-in-law Raina and four granddaughters. How many more lives are going to be unexpectedly lost whilst in the hands of Bedford Hospital before changes are made? My family have started a media campaign and will continue until we have justice for Diane and all other patients that have died at Bedford Hospital due to the inadequate care and treatment that result in high rates of mortality.  The Bedford Community need to stand together and take action for a better equipped local hospital.         

Amy Brooks
523 supporters
Update posted 3 months ago

Petition to dwp , Theresa May MP

DWP & Government: Stop Benefit Cuts, Stop Pension Cuts and Age Rise, Stop Discrimination!

So for a couple of years I have wondered about what benefits I'm entitled to, as I'm sure other people have. I have mental health illness's which in turn has made my doctor say I am unfit for work but I'll go into that a bit more later. I currently receive Employment and Support Allowance & Housing Benefits (currently in process of PIP claim). My concern is the fact that if I want to marry my partner, I will have to rely on HIS hard work and my PIP. Now please tell me how my partner is suppose to care for me & work for £300 a week plus if I win my PIP then I can claim this of max £141 a week. Now I'm not sure about the rest of you but the fact of my depression and anxiety etc his car is a must to get me to doctor appointments, transport to see my family when I can and shopping etc. I will lose my ESA and Housing Benefits if I marry him so my question is this, why must our partners be the ones to have to support us with all of their money? How is this even right and been considered?!  Why should their hard work and earned money have to pay out for us the whole way, scrapping for pennies after the end of it. We won't be able to afford Rent  Fuel  Road Tax MOT Car Insurance Life Insurance (when it comes to it) Food  Gas  Electric Water  Phone Bills Internet  TV licence Prescriptions Bathroom Essentials e.g. towels, shampoo and conditioner, soap...  Female Essentials Clothing and the list goes on.  DWP have shamed us for long enough! We have suffered by them, people have even COMMITTED SUICIDE due to their system and how it runs. As someone who suffers with mental health, I can say this is not the way I wanted to live my life. I wish I could work, see my friends, be able to keep my hygiene up, change out of my clothes without having to be told and forced to! How long must we be pushed under their shoes, they don't care for us at all.  I don't want your money, just your time and a signature to help people like myself and others who cannot work due to their illnesses not to have to rely on their partners money if they get married. I don't really see the difference between a couple and a married why take away someones benefits for the sake of a marriage which is a last name change?! C'mon guys, lets fight back against the cuts, ALL THE MONEY CUTS! THE NHS, DWP BENEFITS, OUR PENSIONS!! FIGHT BACK AND LETS MAKE OUR LIVES EASIER!! Lets just say its not just DWP...Theresa May I am ASHAMED OF YOU! LIVE UP TO YOUR EXPECTATIONS OR LEAVE! ITS OK FOR ALL YOU IN THERE TO GIVE YOURSELF AN EXTRA BONUS BUT WHAT ABOUT US?!!!  Thank-you if you sign and if you share. I hope something is done for the sake of our lives. We must take back our rights to live...  

444 supporters