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Patient Care Campaign, Tuesday 7th December

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suey2y Fri 03-Dec-10 13:23:20

Yesterday, the news was dominated by the Patient's Association story of inadequate care in NHS hospitals.

This is my life's work, my reason for fighting on.

All my life I've wanted to expose the realities of patient care in hospitals and reform it radically. It is the last taboo, our most shameful failure.
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Hoping to follow up on the PA report and keep this story in the news, The Guardian will be publishing a piece by me on this issue on Tuesday.

To make sure we get the maximum possible coverage, I wanted to ask all the carers and Mums and spoonies (http://www.butyoudontlooksick.com/articles/writte n-by-christine/the-spoon-theory-written-by-christi ne-miserandino/) and bloggers and campaigners out there, who know what I know - that patient care is often degrading, inadequate and even dangerous - to make it their subject for Tuesday.

Perhaps you can tell a story of the most damaging NHS failure YOU have experienced. Maybe you have access to some shocking statistics that would make people think. You might be a nurse or a doctor or other health professional who knows full well how the system fails and is prepared to speak out.

It's very difficult to get a campaign like this organised in just 4 days, so I can only ask that if you like the idea, you can help us to persuade everyone who can, to join in and make a noise.

This message, with more information, is now available at :

http://diaryofabenefitscrounger.blogspot.com/2010/ 12/patient-tuesday.html

If you don't know how you can help, but still want to do something, you can help on Tuesday by posting links all over the web, ensuring that our stories get read.

We blame no-one. NHS staff do almost miraculous work under impossible pressure. It is the system that fails patients and we CAN make it better if we speak out. Please keep your pieces as non-judgemental as you can. We don't need to attach blame if we simply tell our stories and let the readers decide if they want their Mum or friend or child to go through similar experiences.

Thank you so much in advance.

This isn't just important, it could save thousands of lives.

Read More at
http://diaryofabenefitscrounger.blogspot.com/2010/ 12/patient-tuesday.html

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