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We were very excited to have our first ultrasound of our baby done. We booked at the hospital and was already to go. We were in disbelief when we were told that my spouse was not allowed into the room for the whole procedure! My spouse was only allowed in for the last 2 minutes.
The reason for this I was told was because they don't want to have to be the one to inform both parents if something is not right they leave that up to the mother to face alone. This doesn't seem to be the "rule" or "policy" in all Hospitals or ultrasound places. So why take someone's right away?
Everyone should be allowed at least one person to be there by their side through all types of ultrasounds!
We are a group of parents in South Warwickshire with children who have had issues with tongue-ties. You can contact us via our Support Group on Facebook:
Please note this petition can only be signed by those who live in the Warwick District Council and the Stratford-On-Avon District Council areas.
For further information on Tongue-Tie, here is a link to NHS Choices and a link to the NICE (National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence) guidelines:
Eastern Health is proposing to shut down The Angliss Hospital Emergency Department from 9pm to 9am.
This will mean the residents in the outer eastern suburbs will be expected to drive an extra 30mins to the nearest hospital being Maroondah, which will then increase the influx of patients, filling beds quicker and then creating longer waiting times.
We will lose valuable and much needed care in an emergency.
Promises to maintain and enhance the breast cancer surgery at Llandudno by previous health minister Edwina Hart have been broken.
The centre at Llandudno hospital provides an excellent service and cutting surgery will see a reduction in the services available.
Over time, we fear it will lead to the centralisation of local health services away from our community.
Currently the patients of Temple Street Children's Hospital do not have access to a paediatric urologist.
Many children are having their overall renal care neglected due to the fact that the HSE has not prioritised the appointment of a urologist despite promises to do so.
Our children and their parents should not need to fight for basic renal care.
Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board plans to centralise health services in North Wales.
In doing so they will impose a city model of health management on many rural communities.
In order for the to fulfil these plans the Board will downgrade services in Ruthin Community Hospital
The corporatization of public hospitals will deprive people of much-needed health services and worsen the already ill state of health of the country.
If the BGHMC will be corporatized and move towards full privatization, where will our poor patients go?
Betsi Cadwaladr Health Board (BCUHB) have outlined plans for reconfiguring health services in north Wales. They are recommending closing the Minor Injury Unit (MIU) at Llangollen. The Board have now started on a ‘consultation’ process to discuss their recommendations.
We believe that losing the hospital beds at Llangollen would only serve to exacerbate the bed-blocking at our District General Hospitals, and that it is better to treat patients, especially the most vulnerable, closer to their home communities.
The board only provide two options for discussion: maintain the Status Quo or closure. We believe that the board should draw up several alternatives for discussion.
Mae Bwrdd Iechyd Betsi Cadwaladr wedi llunio cynlluniau ar gyfer ail-drefnu gwasanaethau Iechyd gogledd Cymru. Mae nhw’n cynnig cau yr Uned Man Anafiadau (UMA) yn Llangollen. Mae’r Bwrdd wedi cychwyn ar broses ‘ymgynghori’ I drafod yr argymhellion.
Credwn y byddai colli’r gwelyau ysbyty yn Llangollen yn gwaethygu’r sefyllfa efo diffyg gwelyau y nein hysbytau cyffredinol, ac ei fod yn well tri cleifion, yn enwedig y rhai mwyaf bregus, yn agosach I’w cymunedau.
Mae’r bwrdd yn cynnig dwy opsiwn yn unig: cynnal y drefn bresenol neu gau. Credwn y dylai’r bwrdd lunio amryw o opsiynau er mwyn cael trafodaeth lan ar ddyfodol gwasanaethau iechyd yn Llangollen.
The proposed daily car parking increase of 50% to Shropshire hospitals is under consideration.
We are totally against any such increase.
Last year CP Parking received over £500k to administer the two hospital car parks, this is quite sufficient.
WHAT IS CONTINUITY OF CARE??
- during pregnancy (antenatal care)
- during labour and birth (intrapartum care)
- after birth of your baby (postnatal care)
Seeing the same caregiver or small group of caregivers throughout pregnancy, labour and birth and afterwards is called continuity of care.
WHY PROVIDE CONTINUITY OF MIDWIFERY CARE?
Midwifery continuity models are popular with women, provide improved birth and satisfaction outcomes, are cost-effective and are common overseas. For these reasons Australian governments are committed to increasing women's access to these models as outlined in the National Maternity Services Plan and actioned by the Queensland Government with the commitment to provide 10% of public birth care in these models. Continuity models also have advantages in the development and retention of a skilled workforce which is responsive to day-to-day demand.
MIDWIFERY CONTINUITY MODELS
These models provide each woman with care from a known midwife/s, usually to 6 weeks postpartum. To meet the needs of women and be sustainable for midwives, continuity models are innovative and flexible in relation to place of care in widwives' working arrangements. Women with any level of complexity of care, and midwives consult and refer to guidelines and clinical need.
In recent years, health care policy makers and providers have taken steps to develop initiatives that will advance cultural competence in the medical field.
Evidence that cultural competency improves quality of care and eliminates racial, ethnic, and religious disparities has given health care providers and policy makers the impetus to be more culturally attuned.
Research has shown that a successful provider-patient encounter bolsters patient satisfaction, increases the likelihood that medical instructions will be adhered to, and can be linked to a positive health outcome. As the United States becomes increasingly diverse, it is important that all workers who come into contact with patients are prepared to encounter myriad perspectives regarding medicine and health.
The provider-patient relationship is of such prognostic importance that several states have either proposed or passed legislation mandating that physicians and medical students take courses that increase their sensitivity towards and make them more responsive to the needs of minority patients. In 2005, New Jersey made this training compulsory for physicians who wish to obtain or renew a medical license.
While these measures have undoubtedly been instrumental in fostering positive attitudes towards patient differences, awareness of the unique issues pertinent to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) population is scant. In particular, the transgender population is the most likely to experience mistreatment, harassment, and bias in a health care setting. Even in the progressive state of California, the Transgender Law Center reports that its clients encounter discriminatory conduct. Across the country, transgender people are asked inappropriate and unnecessary questions about their genitals, endure slurs and name calling, and are denied the request to be addressed by their preferred name and gender. Some medical providers will even condemn their transgender patients and openly express disgust and hostility.
According to the National Transgender Discrimination Survey, the largest compilation of data concerning transgender people to date, 28% of respondents reported being verbally harassed in a medical setting, and 2% reported being physically attacked. Half of all respondents found that their doctors are ignorant of basic tenets of transgender health. Finally, 19% of respondents have been denied treatment altogether, even though fourteen states, including New Jersey, have laws in place that prohibit health care discrimination against transgender and gender non-conforming patients. High profile cases include that of Robert Eads, a female to male transgender with ovarian cancer who died after he was denied treatment by over twenty doctors, and that of Tyra Hunter, a pre-operative transgender woman who died at the scene of a car accident after emergency medical technicians uttered derogatory slurs in references to her genitalia and withdrew medical care.
The impact of marginalization is so powerful that it has ostracized transgender individuals from the medical community entirely. One fourth of survey respondents reported that they postpone care due to the disrespect that they anticipate from providers.
Additionally, it has come to the recent attention of this petition's author that certain NJ medical facilities are in dire need of culturally competent care that caters to the LGBT community, especially the transgender population. In particular, anecdotal evidence concerning the misconduct demonstrated by workers in the psychiatric department of a New Jersey hospital has elucidated the need for reform as soon as possible. Unacceptable behavior reported includes: refusal to comply with a patient's desire to be addressed by a preferred gender, consistently unsympathetic attitudes towards related requests, the denial of medically necessary and previously prescribed hormonal treatments during inpatient hospital stays, the heavy reliance of the staff on psychotropic drugs to treat gender dysphoria, the fabrication of sexual abuse incidents during a patient's childhood to rationalize gender dysphoria, hostility towards patients who revealed their homosexual or gender nonconforming status, and threats to hospitalize a patient indefinitely because it was believed that their gender non-conforming status was indicative of mental illness. The transgender population is disproportionately represented among suicide statistics.
The 41% suicide rate among transgender people is more than 25 times the rate of the general population, which is 1.6%. Thus, it is imperative that psychiatric facilities be equipped to assist the transgender people that come to them in a state of crisis. The treatment of transgender people in doctor's offices, hospitals, and psychiatric wards is reprehensible. Oftentimes, the treatment of lesbian, gay, and bisexual patients is not much better.
Thousands of pills filled with powdered human baby flesh discovered by customs officials in South Korea
More than 17,000 pills smuggled into country have been intercepted since last August. Pills viewed as a “miracle cure” for all ailments – but unsurprisingly they are harmful.
Thousands of pills filled with powdered human flesh have been discovered by customs officials in South Korea, it was revealed today.
The capsules are in demand because they are viewed as being a medicinal “cure-all”.
The grim trade is being run from China where corrupt medical staff are said to be tipping off medical companies when babies are aborted or delivered still-born.
Dead baby pills: This is ground baby powder which tests discovered is 99.7 per cent human last year. South Korean officials have stopped 17,000 dead baby pills being imported since last August
The tiny corpses are then bought, storedin household refrigerators in homes of those involved in the trade before they are removed and taken to clinics where they are placed in medical drying microwaves.
Once the skin is tinder dry, it is pummelled into powder and then processed into capsules along with herbs to disguise the true ingredients from health investigators and customs officers.
The discoveries since last August has shocked even hardened customs agents who have pledged to strengthen inspections.
Chinese officials are understood to have been aware of the trade and have tried to stop the capsules being exported but thousands of packets of them have been smuggled through to South Korea.
On Monday, a picture became circulated of a helpless infant dieing in water in a red bucket in a HOSPITAL in China. After the Chinese Birth Control Office injected poison into the pregnant woman to make her deliver the baby dead, it actually came out alive and started to cry.
The people responsible ripped the baby from its mother and threw it in a bucket, with water in it, to die. This is not going away and harm will come upon our world for this kind of atrocity continuing. Shame on the Chinese government for allowing this, and anyone else who condones this criminal, terrorist activity upon helpless infants.
I ask, and hold and hear by that those involved need to be held responsible, and put in a courtroom where they will be judged for their crimes by the great citizens of the common world. Thank you. Justice and the common man's concern for human life will prevail!
14. Save our NHS
The Government is planning the biggest re-organisation of the NHS since it began in 1948.
Everyone wants to see the NHS improve but not at the expense of its founding principles - good patient care, free at the point of need, not the ability to pay.
Whilst these changes take place health services in Hastings and Rother are left in limbo; with wards closing and services, like our maternity services threatened.
The current reforms are opposed by the Royal College of GPs, the Royal College of Nurses, the Patients Association and many other groups.
But this is bigger than party politics: it is about protecting our local health service and stopping the creeping privatization of the NHS, cuts to the Conquest Hospital and loss of health services.
Townsville Hospital needs more adequate parking spaces. The parking situation at Townsville is going beyond simply ridiculous to outright dangerous. At any given time up to twenty cars are circling the one carpark vying for spaces.
People resort to parking illegally as it is the only option other than parking outside of hospital grounds. It is something that needs to change and with the upcoming election now is an ideal time to bring it to the attention of our state premier.
Bassetlaw Hospital are only funding a Paediatric Diabetic Specialist Nurse (PDSN) for 15 hours/week. National Institute for Clinical Excelence (N.I.C.E) guidelines recomend that a PDSN should have no more than 70 patients under their care.
In Bassetlaw there are 60+ children with Type 1 Diabetes, almost the maximum that a FULL TIME PDSN should care for. We need your support to get the local MP and officials to fight for the care our children should be getting.
The State Government has decided to impose or increase car parking fees at State metropolitan hospitals.
These new fees will have a negative effect on:
- patients trying to access health services
- family members and carers visiting loved ones
- hardworking and dedicated staff providing health services
We need your support to reverse this decision!
Sign this petition which calls on the Government to immediatley reverse their decision and stop car parking fees imposed at our hospitals.
Miss Neelu Chaudhari was struck off the Register of the General Pharmaceutical Council after a 27 year unblemished career as a senior pharmacist, for Whistleblowing.
The professional body accused her of bringing the profession into disrepute by her belief that the drug overdoses prescribed in a five week period, before her neice's death, were not errors but deliberate and should have been investigated by the professional bodies, independently of the Coroner, Police Primary Health care Trust, NHS Hospital Trusts and the hospitals.
The drug overdoses prescribed by the GP were continued by hospital paediatricians after admission to hospital and the baby was denied intensive care. She was then subjected to a secret "withholding withdrawing treatment", "allow to die" and "Do Not Resuscitate" medical opinion against her parent's wishes and without their knowledge.
The hospital doctors finally invited social workers to apply for a secret ex-parte Emergency Protection Order and Police arrest Warrant to isolate the baby in hospital, remove her mother from her cubicle and deny family visits to hospital in the last 6 days of her life.
The details of the drug overdoses were omitted by the Coroner, Pathologists and Police at the Inquest.
Neelu compiled an expert report into the drug overdoses and provided copies to the respective professional bodies yet no doctor, pharmacist or nurse has been properly investigated. Instead, Neelu has been struck off for doing what the professional bodies ought to have done. She is also required to pay costs of thousands of pounds to her professional body.
This petition seeks public opinion as to whether,
1. Miss Neelu Chaudhari should be reinstated as a pharmacist;
2. Whether the professional bodies should investigate complaints independently, promptly and without time limits;
3. Whether Whistleblowers should be compensated for their time and effort and commended for their courage, honesty and integrity.
Melton Shire is the second fastest growing municipality in Australia and urgently needs more health services.
For our current population and future residents in our new growth areas it is vital to have better health service options.
Residents of Melton travel to Bacchus Marsh or Sunshine Hospital for treatment which can be a risk to their health
The Elmstead Rehabilitation Unit is an inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation unit at Queen Mary’s Hospital, Sidcup. It has over 400 patients, mainly from Bexley, and provides rehabilitation to people with Multiple Sclerosis, spinal cord injuries, Guillain Barre Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Ataxias and Muscular Dystrophy.
The unit provides vital services. The specialist rehabilitation provided there:
• helps people recover more quickly from a relapse or illness
• helps people maintain their mobility, allowing them to continue working, volunteering and socialising
• allows people to exercise independently in a supportive environment, helping them take control over their condition
• prevents hospital admissions
• enables those that are admitted to leave hospital earlier and in better condition
• provides a place for people to socialise Right now Bexley Care Trust is reviewing the future of the Elmstead Unit.
The Elmstead Unit Campaign Group has formed in response to concern that, in the context of large changes to local health services and financial pressures, the trust will stop or reduce funding for the unit, forcing it to close or reduce its service.
Help us protect the unit and ensure that people with MS and other conditions in Bexley have access to specialist inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation. Sign our petition now and show Bexley Care Trust how important the unit is.
A Department of Health memo revealed the Coalition Government is planning to reduce the top-up tariff given to specialist children’s services by two thirds. This will result in £4.9 million cut each year to the funding that Sheffield Children’s Hospital receives.
The purpose of the top up tariff is to recognise that specialist children’s services need greater funding than mainstream health services. It takes account of the fact that children's procedures often involve more staff, more specialist equipment and requires closer monitoring than the same treatment for an adult.
A cut of this size could have direct repercussions on the ability of Sheffield Children’s Hospital to treat the most severely ill children in Sheffield, South Yorkshire and the country.
This massive cut to specialist children’s services is far beyond what the government is cutting to other areas. It unfairly targets children and could hit Sheffield Children’s Hospital harder as it doesn’t have more mainstream services to rely on for income like many hospitals in other areas.
A spokesperson for the trust has confirmed that this cut “would have a serious impact on the hospital finances and its ability to deliver some services.”
Through the National Regional and Rural Health Infrastructure Program, the Killarney Task Force is asking for $450,000 for a new Killarney Medical Centre, which is crucial to maintain doctor support for the overall community as well as the hospital.
Since 2003 the future of the University Hospital of Hartlepool has been uncertain due to the financial implications the North Tees & Hartlepool NHS Trust faces in running two hospitals with full services.
Following a review commissioned by the then Labour government and the NT&H Trust, Professor Darzi concluded that there was a viable future for both Hartlepool & North Tees Hospitals and gave recommendations on how this should be implemented.
These findings were later ignored completely when either the NT&H Trust or the government decided that spending £465m on a new hospital in Wynyard, outside of both towns, was a better idea.
When the new coalition government came to power they wasted no time in scrapping this overly ambitious and deeply unpopular decision, to the delight of local residents.
Unfortunately however the very services Prof Darzi suggested Hartlepool specialise in had already been transferred to North Tees hospital leaving Hartlepool with sub-standard services and long, expensive journeys to North Tees for simple treatments.
We wish to fight our Labour MP's decision to continue to push for the closure of our hospital in favour of a unwanted pipe-dream that serves only to benefit those who stand to gain financially from the deal.
Following the closure of acute services and A&E services in Omagh and Dungannon, the west of N. Ireland has become, and to quote MLA Deeny "Unsafe to live in".
Hinchingbrooke Hospital was to be closed in 2006. I was the organiser or the Save Hinchingbrooke Hospital Campaign, the result was 1500 people marching through Huntingdon and a 55,000 signature petition which was delivered at No 10 Downing Street.
Now they want to Privatise the Management - this will mean that ALL staff will work for the private company and profits WILL be made for the Private company's shareholders....
Maternity and A&E ARE in danger of being cut!
Little Billy Caldwell was born on the 26th July 2005 and at only 4 months of age little Billy awoke from his sleep stared wide-eyed for thirty second and then seemed to doze off. He repeated this two more times that night at thirty minute intervals.
Billy was eventually taken to the Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children for further care under a specialist Neurological Paediatrician. Billy remained in the RBHSC for the next fourteen weeks as Charlotte watched as the doctor experienced the full range of seizures Billy was now taken. Eventually Charlotte was told their was no more they could do for her son and prescribed to Charlotte that sh would be shown how to administrate Morphine to Billy To Make his last few months on Mother Earth a little bit comfortable.
But Charlotte Caldwell Did not want her son to die so she researched and found a hospital in Chicago and today thanks to Charlotte Caldwell her son is alive but he needs special treatment which the Northern Ireland Government is now Refusing to give Billy.
O Hospital Ulysses Pernambucano, também conhecido como Hospital da Tamarineira, possui expressiva área verde e está encravado numa região do Recife de alta densidade construtiva e populacional. Presta grande serviço à população pernambucana, totalizando cerca de 1.800 atendimentos por mês na emergência psiquiátrica, além do tratamento aos pacientes internos nos 160 leitos.
A área pertence a Diocese de Olinda e Recife que não possui condições financeiras de mantê-lo, diante de uma proposta inovadora recebida por parte da Realesis empresa carioca que administra diversos shoppings no Brasil a diocese arrendou a área por um período de 50 anos.
Proposta essa que consiste em: Construção de um shopping center com 160 lojas e geração de mais de 3.000 empregos, preservação de 70 por cento da área verde a ser transformada em um parque,construção de ciclovias ligando a área ao parque da jaqueira que fica algumas quadras do empreendimento, restauração do casarão histórico e tranformação do mesmo em dois museus, 1º Museu do Inconsciente: dedicado a preservação da memória histórica do hospital,2º Museu ecológico com exposições e projetos de educação ambiental.
Todo o projeto do shopping será permeado no conceito ecológico, reciclagem de água,sistema de iluminação e climatização, bem como toda utilização da área externa onde ficará o parque aberto ao público. Parque seguirá os moldes de eco-conceito, inspirados na praça victor Civita em são Paulo, tornando-se o maior parque público da cidade do Recife, essa extensa área verde de aproxidamente 91 mil M² está inutilizada servindo apenas de usufruto para uma centena de pacientes internos na casa, pacientes esses que serão removidos conforme consta no contrato com a diocese para 3 clínicas especializadas em saúde mental a ser construída pela Realesis.
Totalizando um investimento de 300 milhões de R$, gerando emprego,renda,maior dignidade social aos internos, preservação do patrimônio histórico histórico e cultural e a criação de uma grande área verde de convivio para cidade.
Fair Treatment for All Patients. Recently whilst my partner was admitted to the emergency ward of our local hospital, i was disgusted to find him in severe pain and having no other alternative than to lay on the floor within the emergency dept (not wait room) due to the lack of care by nurses and staff.
Clearly beds were empty yet from 7pm to 2am my partner had to endure severe stomach pain and vomiting whilst sitting up in a recliner when the only way to alleviate his pain was to lay. Since I sent this to the News I have had hundreds of comments to me about others experiences and i start this petition to encourage more people to voice their comments and concerns.
You can view the video footage and blog here
Channel 10 Report here: http://ten.com.au/ten-news.htm
Aider à rappeler au président Kabila de réhabiliter l'Hôpital de Lemera détruit injustifiablement en 1996, après avoir été utilisé comme site de lancement de la guerre qui a porté le Président Kabila au pouvoir. Cette terrible destruction a été menée par les forces militaires de l'AFDL au mépris total des conventions de Genève qui interdisent les attaques sur les hôpitaux et le personnel médical.
Link has been an employee at Bridgeport Hospital for 3 years. During this time he has out-performed all of his co-workers, even those with 15+ years of experience. When he is working, patient wait time is significantly shortened. It is evident when he is not working because patients will wait at least an hour to be transported. His all-business demeanor and concern for patient satisfaction, along with his motto "People Before Profits" makes him very helpful to staff throughout the hospital.
On July 6th, his supervisor informed him that his hours would be changed and reduced. She refused to accommodate his college schedule. Link was obviously very upset, and was fired for arguing with his supervisor. We are already feeling the effects of this foolish, irrational, and closed-minded decision, and patients are noticing.