To: Fife Health and Social Care Partnership

Keep GP out of hours services in St. Andrews

Reject proposals to close the Primary Care Emergency Services (GP out of hours service) run from St. Andrews Hospital.

Why is this important?

The Fife Health and Social Care Partnership want to close the Primary Care Emergency Service (GP out of hours) run from St. Andrews Hospital. They propose to move the service to Kirkcaldy.
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Local GPs say that the proposed new service represents an unacceptable loss of local service that will threaten patient safety and impact most profoundly on our elderly patients and on families with children. As a result of the distance involved in having to travel to Kirkcaldy to access services, North East Fife patients will be the most significantly affected by these proposed changes. In addition our community hospitals and palliative care units will be left without local medical cover during the out of hours period.

Please stand up for our local health service by signing this petition.

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North East Fife, Cupar

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Reasons for signing

  • Today I had occasion to use this service and found it so much quicker to access for someone of my age
  • getting ill at night is bad enough, having to travel to Kirkcaldy is a big ask for the elderly to drive there in the middle of say winter when it could be very icy.Some elderly don't have transport. Taking away out of hours could put more pressure on the ambulance service.
  • This NHS proposal is completely unacceptable and those responsible for it have obviously given no thought to the dangers and hardships that would ensue.

Updates

2018-08-30 07:27:45 +0100

1,000 signatures reached

2018-08-29 20:11:50 +0100

500 signatures reached

2018-08-29 13:12:40 +0100

100 signatures reached

2018-08-29 11:54:25 +0100

50 signatures reached

2018-08-29 11:03:36 +0100

25 signatures reached

2018-08-29 10:19:31 +0100

10 signatures reached