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 · 23/11/2014 13:09
That's dreadful Dragenza and its the kind of thing that makes me sad and cross at the same time.
All of the BS from the government about how they are just as serious about MH as physical health, yet people are sent miles away for care. I hope your friend's DD is back home soon.
Thanks for signing.
KeemaNaanAndCurryOn · 25/11/2014 21:55
Thanks for signing. This is so, so Important.
There's a woman at the moment experiencing all of the problems we've been talking about. She was almost discharged today, over an hour from home on public transport with all her bags. It took us starting a fucking twitter kicking of the trust for things to change.
Check out the post we've done, bedsintheorchard.blogspot.co.uk/2014/11/today-we-are-anrgy.html
It's really upset me. That could be me. That could be my kids.
KeemaNaanAndCurryOn · 28/11/2014 16:02
At first we just wanted to get up to 100. The fact it's over 500 is amazing.
We're meeting the Trust next week, but we're still waiting in the details from them. If we could get some more people to sign over the weekend it would be great in case we meet them on Monday afternoon as requested.
We've updated the blog with some things from the FOI requests. No assessment was done about the impact on women of closing the ward and no mitigations was put in place.
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