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Petition for NHS Funding

Discussion in 'Dementia-related news and campaigns' started by Shaky, Feb 16, 2007.

  1. Shaky

    Shaky Registered User

    May 10, 2004
    36
    Dudley, West Midlands
    This Petition is currently running on the PM's petition web-site, I urge you all to add to the list of signatures added . . .


    'The Core Principles of the NHS can be summed up as follows:

    To provide care which is free at the point of need, meets the
    needs of everyone and is based on a patient's clinical need not
    their ability to pay.

    Tony Blair said at the Labour Party Conference in 1997 that he
    didn't want his children brought up in a country where
    pensioners had to sell their homes to pay for long term care.

    Since then approx 700,000 homes have been sold to pay for care.

    This applies to sick people of all ages. These people have paid
    taxes and national insurance all their lives, then suddenly
    they get taxed again when they become ill by funding their own
    long term care. What an absolute disgrace!!!!!

    IF YOU HAVE AN ILLNESS OR DISABILITY YOU ARE ENTITLED TO FULLY
    FUNDED NHS CONTINUING HEALTH CARE UNDER THE NATIONAL HEALTH
    SERVICE ACT 1946'.



    http://petitions.pm.gov.uk/nepensioners/
     
  2. twink

    twink Registered User

    Oct 28, 2005
    265
    Cambridgeshire UK
    Just been in and signed. My husband is only 56 and has been on a secure assessment unit for almost 5 months and they are meeting on Wednesday to discuss funding for him and I've had the social worker on the phone twice now asking if I could take him home if he doesn't get funding. The psychiatrist told me last October that he would never come home again as he is severely demented. Now they are talking about him coming home with 24 hour care. I've been told that I wouldn't have to sell our home to fund him so I hope I have been told correctly.

    Sue
     
  3. Margarita

    Margarita Registered User

    Feb 17, 2006
    10,824
    london
    #3 Margarita, Feb 16, 2007
    Last edited: Feb 16, 2007
    I have sigh it aready for all its worth

    Read this on th cut back that is happening NOW in london Mental health and older people’s services feel brunt of NHS cash cuts

    http://www.communitycare.co.uk/Arti...-peoples-services-feel-brunt-of-nhs-cash.html


    Then read this http://www.number10.gov.uk/output/page654.asp and go down to health , its a Joke



    Any government trying to win the public vote will say anything to win they vote , but never live up to it

    another joke lol
     
  4. TinaT

    TinaT Registered User

    Sep 27, 2006
    7,095
    Bolton
    Just signed. The present system must leave victims feeling 'mugged' by the state, just at a time when help, compassion and access to vital resources is most needed.
     
  5. noelphobic

    noelphobic Registered User

    Feb 24, 2006
    3,452
    Liverpool
    That sounds right to me. The partner of someone who goes into permanent residential care does not have to sell their marital home to fund that care.

    Brenda
     

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