To: Shona Robison

Do not close Station 15 Ayr Hospital

Do not close Station 15 Ayr Hospital

To prevent Station 15 being closed in Ayr Hospital and moved to Crosshouse hospital

Why is this important?

Station 15 at Ayr Hospital is for Cancer patients. Closing this station and moving all the present and future patients to Crosshouse Hospital means patients & and patients' families from Maybole, Girvan and all surrounding villages south of Ayr have to travel a further 18 miles for cancer treatment.

Apart from additional stress for patients/families during a very difficult and emotional time in their lives, there is the additional expense of having to travel further.
For families using public transport to visit a patient, additional buses have to be used to travel from Ayr to Crosshouse.

During cancer treatment of Chemotheraphy to expect patients to travel a further 18 miles is inexcusable and makes a difficult journey even more harrowing and what is presently a long day even longer.

South Ayrshire

Reasons for signing

  • As a patient regularly attending Station 15 I can attest to how busy this facility is. Combining units at Crosshouse will place additional strain on resources. I also remember the proposal to close A&E at Ayr hospital which was successfully opposed. That proposal was misjudged, as evidenced by the £11m development of a new A&E department.
  • Not everyone drives a car or has easy access to public transport to Crosshouse. Cancer cases rising...doesn't make sense to close treatment centres.
  • Outrage to far for ill people to travel

Updates

2017-11-07 19:45:31 +0000

5,000 signatures reached

2017-10-31 09:24:01 +0000

1,000 signatures reached

2017-10-31 07:00:13 +0000

500 signatures reached

2017-10-30 22:18:47 +0000

100 signatures reached

2017-10-30 21:35:16 +0000

50 signatures reached

2017-10-30 21:19:13 +0000

25 signatures reached

2017-10-30 21:10:03 +0000

10 signatures reached