Petitions and activism
AIBU to think some MNers are gits?
KeemaNaanAndCurryOn · 15/11/2014 19:10
Ha! Got your attention. Pretty much the only way I could get people to find the way to this hidden topic of mystery, the petitions and online campaigns topic.
This year I spent 3 months in a psychiatric hospital. It was incredibly shit for a whole raft of reasons from being horrendously ill, right through to the utterly vile crap they served as food. The worst bit, though, was the impact it had on my children. They really, really suffered. The only thing that made it better for them was that I was close by.
They've now closed the hospital to women. Just women. Not men, they still get local care, but if I got ill now I'd be shipped off an hours drive away from where I live.
So a few of the women where I live have started a campaign. We've been doing pretty well, but we need more support.
If you can spare a moment of your time to sign our petition, we'd be grateful. It's here - www.change.org/p/lancashire-care-nhs-foundation-trust-return-local-inpatient-care-to-the-women-of-north-lancashire
I'm posting this in my usual posting name so I don't get accused of being a fricking spammer again.
KeemaNaanAndCurryOn · 18/11/2014 17:03
It would be absolutely brilliant if it hit 400, brilliant.
Everyone involved is passionate about what we're doing, but for me it's just so, so personal.
I've been ill for bloody ages. Its ruined the whole year, hurt the family and completely fucked up my career. I've gone from being very 'high functioning' to someone who struggles to remember what she is doing during the day.
I really want to make a difference here. I want to make things better for the women who are ill now and I'll badger and cajole people as much as I can to achieve that.
Even if it it annoying or spamming.
ButEmilylovedhim · 18/11/2014 17:12
Just signed! I came within a hair's breadth of being admitted to hospital with PND so it scares me to death that they shutting hospital beds to women. They only had six to start with! It's absolutely disgraceful. Best of luck with the campaign. Hopefully "they" won't get away with it.
KeemaNaanAndCurryOn · 18/11/2014 21:40
They are very cute. We really want to get a cat, but since we're planning on moving house soon we're going to wait until after that.
DH is allergic to cats, but wants one all the same. I'll buy in the piriton in advance.
HorraceTheOtter · 19/11/2014 15:53
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KeemaNaanAndCurryOn · 19/11/2014 18:11
Red - apparently its because the longer darker nights mean that more men need inpatient treatment.
No, I'm not kidding you. www.lancasterguardian.co.uk/news/health/local/longer-nights-cause-peak-in-hospital-stays-1-6937360
What they don't say is that these longer darker nights have never meant that they had to close a whole facility to women before, OR that at the start of autumn, they closed a 22 bed male ward elsewhere, which would seem foolish if you know that there's an upswing in demand for male beds at this time of the year. Now wouldn't it.
THANK YOU FOR SIGNING EVERYONE!!!
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