To urge you to please please sign this petition? Closing Hospice

(71 Posts)
LEMmingaround Sat 10-May-14 09:21:42

apologies if this is in the wrong section but i don't know where else to put it (plus i want the traffic)


The staff here are going to all lose their jobs, they looked after my father when he died and they looked after us too. There is not another hospice for 30 miles in our area and this will affect many people at their most vulnerable. My father was given dignity and care - i would hate to think that others may not be able to access this in their time of need.

LEMmingaround Sat 10-May-14 09:37:05

no-one? sad

AmeliaToppingLovesShopping Sat 10-May-14 09:39:26


LEMmingaround Sat 10-May-14 09:42:59

Thank you flowers

makeminea6x Sat 10-May-14 09:44:24


Sheldonswhiteboard Sat 10-May-14 09:47:29


nostress Sat 10-May-14 10:22:03


jacks365 Sat 10-May-14 10:34:39


kappadelta Sat 10-May-14 10:36:07

Signed & shared x

Signed and bumping!!

Lulu1083 Sat 10-May-14 11:48:59


Redmasseyinmydrive Sat 10-May-14 11:51:44


Chottie Sat 10-May-14 11:52:34


Dolly80 Sat 10-May-14 11:55:55


cherrypez Sat 10-May-14 12:09:44

We must live in a similar area LEM. My father also died there, lung cancer, and the staff were phenomenal. Signed and shared. I feel rather tearful about this tbh. x

Joules68 Sat 10-May-14 12:10:55

Aw why is it closing though?

HeartShapedBox Sat 10-May-14 12:13:42

signed smile

heronsfly Sat 10-May-14 12:13:47

I live close too, my best friends mother spent time there, I agree the staff are amazing.

mumster79 Sat 10-May-14 12:18:33

Signed. Haven't lived there for twenty years but they were fabulous with a friends father. Didn't Mo Mowlam spend the last few days of her life there too?

Thank you for organizing.

RNW Sat 10-May-14 12:24:31

Signed also. My grandmother was given the most fabulous care from the outreach nursing service at the hospice when she was dying. The care and compassion she was given, which allowed her to die peacefully in her own home, surrounded by her family, was something we will always be grateful for.
This country has gone mad, these decisions are not just about numbers and making them add up. People high up in government make these decisions and they have no clue. Any fool with half a brain would know these places are like gold dust....:and they are golden, they give people hope and dignity at some of the most difficult times of their lives. They should be prioritised, not shut as though they are not important.

LEMmingaround Sat 10-May-14 12:53:12

Mumster im not organising just knew that mnet could be relied upon to provide more voices. As to why? I dont know it relies on charitable donations and something about consolidation of resources. There are two more pilgrims hospices in the arra but margate and ashford. Quite a trek for relatives of folk who dont live near. So so sad. What struck me was the positive atmosphere there. I thought it would be depressin but it wasnt it was lovely and peaceful.

ICanSeeTheSun Sat 10-May-14 13:01:34


Aethelfleda Sat 10-May-14 13:09:43

Bumpety bump. This country needs more hospices, not fewer....

violetlights Sat 10-May-14 15:51:05


Signed, not local but our local hospice does amazing work and there should be more rather than less.


Musicaltheatremum Sat 10-May-14 17:02:34

Signed, in Scotland but these are amazing places. My husband was in one for two weeks before he came home to die. Couldn't have survived without it.

Antiopa12 Sat 10-May-14 17:07:54


loveliesbleeding1 Sat 10-May-14 17:16:22

Signed x

LEMmingaround Sat 10-May-14 17:17:49

Thankyou so much, like i say, i haven't organised this petition but it means a lot to me. I don't think it makes a difference if you are local or not as its about provision and the fact that this service should be available for as many people as need it.

It angers me that these places have to rely on charity to exist, a bit less money bailing out banks and mp expenses and more money on one of the most vulnerable groups in society because one day, most of us will need to turn to these places for support.

Pheonixisrising Sat 10-May-14 17:20:52

This is local to me too

WheresMrMonkey Sat 10-May-14 17:20:55


Redmasseyinmydrive Sat 10-May-14 19:58:21



Rollypoly100 Sat 10-May-14 20:19:43


HairyPotter Sat 10-May-14 20:23:42


NorwegianBirdhouse Sat 10-May-14 20:26:55


shitatusernames Sat 10-May-14 20:28:36


x2boys Sat 10-May-14 20:32:20


DrFunkesFamilyBandSolution Sat 10-May-14 20:37:23
cheepsskram Sat 10-May-14 20:39:33

Signed, I live in one of the other towns that have a pilgrim's hospice and my family were given the most amazing support from a hospice in Surrey. We need more of these amazing places not less.

cheepsskram Sat 10-May-14 20:40:12

Signed, I live in one of the other towns that have a pilgrim's hospice and my family were given the most amazing support from a hospice in Surrey. We need more of these amazing places not less.


smartypants1000 Sat 10-May-14 20:49:09


Ronmione Sat 10-May-14 20:49:32

Signed and bumping


moreproseccoplease Sat 10-May-14 21:01:46

Signed. Will never forget how lovely everyone at my local hospice were with my grandad in his final days.

mindthegap79 Sat 10-May-14 23:16:40

I'm really upset to find out the Pilgrims Hospice is closing. They provided outstanding end of life care for my beloved Grandma who died just before Christmas last year. None of the rest of our familu live in Canterbury and were all travelling hundreds of miles from various parts of the country every weekend. It was an awful time but the staff there were so kind and supportive. I'm heartbroken to think it might be shut down. Please please sign and share.

Chottie Sun 11-May-14 07:23:44


I've shared the link with other forums I belong to.

SparklyStone Sun 11-May-14 07:59:11


DrFunkesFamilyBandSolution Sun 11-May-14 10:07:57


Thenapoleonofcrime Sun 11-May-14 10:21:55

Signed it's very important that hospice care is available locally, you don't benefit from centralized care as you say do with some medical specialities.

AmyMumsnet (MNHQ) Sun 11-May-14 12:47:12


We've had to move this to petitions, hope you understand.

Best of luck with your campaign thanks

Chottie Sun 11-May-14 13:17:24

Nudge and a bump

Redmasseyinmydrive Sun 11-May-14 14:08:21


LEMmingaround Sun 11-May-14 14:26:54

No worries Amy, not my campaign, just making folk aware - all signitures count x

MrsAlexVause Sun 11-May-14 14:31:49


PloddingDaily Sun 11-May-14 14:37:18

Signed & shared. thanks

Chottie Sun 11-May-14 19:08:45


LEMmingaround Sun 11-May-14 21:58:27

Shameless bump - thanks to those who have signed and shared smile

RustyParker Sun 11-May-14 22:04:55

Signed & shared

Chottie Mon 12-May-14 05:13:41


Chottie Mon 12-May-14 20:59:26

Another bump

Only 122 more signatures are needed to hit the magic 15,000 total smile

mummylin Mon 12-May-14 21:55:33

Have signed

LEMmingaround Mon 12-May-14 22:00:44

Bumping some more x

Redmasseyinmydrive Tue 13-May-14 17:20:59

And another bump...

Chottie Tue 13-May-14 20:21:07

Another bump...... smile

Pheonixisrising Tue 13-May-14 21:39:52

Bump , bump , bump !

QueMierda Tue 13-May-14 21:52:26


Good luck thanks

Redmasseyinmydrive Thu 15-May-14 21:44:31


CoolCat2014 Wed 21-May-14 17:49:35

Signed - the team there do fantastic work.

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