Stop home help and home care package cuts!
Ireland's Minster for Health , Simon Harris, is about to cut home help services and home care packages. This directly 'attacks' the well being of sick, disabled and elderly living at home. Such vulnerable people may die. They may be forced to leave their home, a place they love and feel safe and secure in to go and live in a nursing home or residential home. Here the risk of abuse, neglect, loneliness and depression is evidenced by continuing media expose of residential care abuses. I am age 63 ill, disabled, wheelchair user with a rare neuro-muscular disease. Living in my own home with home helps. This will effect me. I am frighted for myself and all others in my situation. I want to stay in my own home. I don't want to end my days in an institution . The cutting of home helps and home care packages goes directly against human rights to be able to live in your own community, environment, own home. STOP Minister Simon Harris , STOP these cuts, STOP THIS OUTRAGE. SIGN THIS PETITION AND SUPPORT ELDERLY, SICK, DISABLED PEOPLE OF IRELAND. TOO OFTEN THE EASY TARGETS OF POLITICAL AUSTERITY POLITICS., ENOUGH.
Prioritise, Upgrade & Save Republic of Ireland Public Health Services NOW!
Those who need public health services in Republic of Ireland deserve a health service that keeps them alive, helps them live lives to the full, and offers equality of health service with those who can afford to pay privately! The poor and low income in the Republic of Ireland have to suffer and even die at the hands of a failing, un resourced, poorly resourced , dangerously inadequate Public Health Service. Nurses in A&E are striking over a dangerous A&E service, Children with scoliosis wait 2 years for surgery, disabled children and adults can't get appropriate wheelchairs and are given second hand 'crap', public patients wait over a year for CT. Or MRI scans, over a year for CPAP breathing machines, no specialist nurses for those suffering rare diseases, no specialist consultants for those suffering mitochondrial diseases, totally inadequate numbers of consultant neurologists per capita ( Mongolia has more per capita!) and many consultants leaving the services and country in droves and so the list goes on. As for HSE community support and primary health care, this has virtually died altogether...no hospital transport to hospital appointments, no long term physiotherapy, no disability support, no public health nurses, no home helps, cuts to personal assistants for disabled people, poor orthotic care for those with foot deformities, no specialist nurses for rare diseases, no provision ( or totally inadequate) of wheelchairs for both children and adults)...the list is endless...community primary health care has completely collapsed. Then ...at the end of the day, after suffering and waiting..there a totally inadequate health complaints system where if you complain you do so to the very organisation -HSE -that is hurting you. In house complaints systems that merely 'cover up' ! Where the patient is blamed! Furthermore The Republic of Ireland has not yet ratified the un convention on human rights for disabled people , thus many are having their HEALTH Human rights abused and neglected. With no recourse for justice. . Health is human rights issue -the poor and low income public health patient in the Republic of Ireland is suffering and dying in a second class health service. This is a call to irish ministers entrusted with our care. Give us a health system that saves our lives, prioritises our care, gives us equality and a real hope of a life worth living! This is a call from those living in Ireland AND our international friends who CARE about the poor sick and disabled person living in the Republic of Ireland . NB: picture shows irish woman receiving treatment in UK as no consultants for her disease in Ireland . This is very scary as, if she takes ill in Ireland no-one knows how to treat her!
Ratify UN Convention on Human Rights for Disabled People in Ireland
'equality' is a fundamental human right. By ignoring the pleas of disabled people for ratification of the UN convention on human rights for disabled people in the Republic of Ireland the government is saying we are NOT Equal citizens. By not ratifying this convention the Irish government allow abuse, degrading and humiliating treatment, prejudice, violence, hate crime, and inadequate health and social services . It allows poverty, lack of inclusion where housing , health, and care services are concerned. It allows and supports inequality. By supporting this petition you are supporting full citizenship for Irish disabled people. You are condemning the exclusion of disabled people from the supports and human rights they are entitled to. You are valuing the participation, the skills, the humanity of all irish disabled people. You uplift the oppressed in Ireland. Thank you for valuing us.