Friday, 1 August 2008

Petition - Create a dedicated Military & Veterans Hospital

I received this email today:

Hello All,

I wonder if you can help? We are trying to assist with a petition to the UK Government to create a dedicated Military & Veterans Hospital within the UK.

To give you some background, 2 Para have already sent back over 50 casualties to the UK from their current tour alone. Selly Oak, the only military dedicated ward in the UK, cannot accommodate anywhere near this number, so when all of the casualties from other battle groups are added to the figure, how is ONE ward in an NHS hospital going to cope? In truth it cannot !!!! The individual troops are sent home to recover, relying on NHS and the visiting services available, which themselves are over committed. More names are needed for this petition, and quite cynically, 'Downing Street' has put a time limit of one month for this to be achieved. Sign now and do what you can. Please click the link below to sign, you will receive and email to confirm your signature.

We need as many people as possible to sign this petition before 14th August. Could you also if in agreement please pass this on to as many people as possible and ask them to do the same thing?

Lets all send a 'LOUD' message to London!!

http://petitions.pm.gov.uk/Wounded

Being ex-military I cannot endorse this petition enough. Please find the time to sign it.

Cheers

Steve

3 comments:

haddock said...

a good cause... but just when did our British Ex-servicemen become Veterans as in the US Language or thugs in Zimbabwe.... does everything have to change ?

jaymason said...

Links not working anymore, and also being an ex squaddy I agree

Gallimaufry said...

It worked when I pasted the address into my browser.
I agree with haddock and reckon the nomenclature changed in the first phase of the Nulab Regime.