To: South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (SLAM)

A Place of Sanctuary - Right Care, Right Time, Right Place

A Place of Sanctuary - Right Care, Right Time, Right Place

Open a 24 hour walk-in Place of Sanctuary at the Maudsley Hospital Denmark Hill site for those in mental health crisis.

Especially for children, young people, pregnant women and mothers with babies.

Stop people in mental health crisis having to go to Kings College Hospital A&E.

Right Care, Right Time, Right Place.

Why is this important?

What’s the problem?

Nationally, mental health services are in crisis.

Southwark Pensioners Action Group (SPAG) supports the campaign to open a Place of Sanctuary at the Maudsley Hospital, Denmark Hill site.

 Kings A&E feels like an awful place to be if you are having a mental health crisis because in a busy, hectic sometimes aggressive reception area alongside those with broken limbs or other physical trauma.
 It’s feels even worse if you are a child, a young person, a pregnant woman or a mum with a baby
 60% of young people turning up in crisis are not known to mental health services for children and young people
 The significant increase in knife crime since January 2018 means Kings A&E is under huge pressure

What do we want?
 A 24 hour walk-in Place of Sanctuary at the Maudsley Hospital Denmark Hill site for those in mental health crisis.
 Especially for Children and Young People, and Pregnant Women, Mothers with Babies in mental health crisis
 Mental health money must reach the frontline
 No more cuts to Children and Young Peoples’ mental health services in or out of hospital

Why?
 Kings A&E is not a Place of Sanctuary for people who need emergency mental health treatment
 Excellent crisis care saves lives
 Our children, pregnant mums and mothers with young babies deserve far better emergency mental health services

What time is it??
 It’s TIME for the South London and Maudesley Hospital Trust to step up
 It’s TIME for the Trust to provide a 24 hour walk in Place of Sanctuary at Denmark Hill
 It’s TIME for the Trust to pull its weight for those in mental health crisis

Who can do it?
 You can by signing this petition

Camberwell, SE London, SE5 8AZ

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Reasons for signing

  • A couple of weeks ago a young girl of 16 with a severe mental health problem needed a bed, she was transferred to Manchester as that was the nearest bed available! The cost of the fare and food to the family was £60 per day! Because Tom White of SPAG knows a SLAM governor after lots of pressure from us she was transferred to Bexley hospital yesterday, which is not that far away. Dr Mathew Patrick of Slam has boasted he has saved £2.8 million last year through bed cutting!

Updates

2018-07-04 16:29:16 +0100

50 signatures reached

2018-06-14 00:07:04 +0100

A couple of weeks ago a young girl of 16 with a severe mental health problem needed a bed, she was transferred to Manchester as that was the nearest bed available! The cost of the fare and food to the family was £60 per day! Because I know a SLAM governor after lots of pressure from us she was transferred to Bexley hospital yesterday, which is not that far away. Dr Mathew Patrick of Slam has boasted he has saved £2.8 million last year through bed cutting! This is message we need to get through! Best wishes Tom White

2018-06-06 08:41:01 +0100

25 signatures reached

2018-06-05 13:39:31 +0100

Southwark Pensioners Action Group (SPAG) is a non party political group which speaks up on behalf of older people and the wider community in Southwark about important issues affecting them. Please support our petition and please share it among your friends, families, community groups and networks. We hope that you will be able to spare a couple of hours to come down and support the demonstration Thursday June 21st 2018, 12-2pm outside the Maudsley Hospital on Denmark Hill.

2018-06-04 12:57:18 +0100

10 signatures reached