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

  • Absolutely unacceptable to expect those who are vulnerable such as the elderly and families with children to trail all the way to Kirkcaldy to see an out of hours GP.Ridiculous!
  • Having an out of hours NHS service in St Andrews is critical for those of us living in the East Neuk of Fife with limited and slow transport links to Kirkcaldy and Dundee. We have used the service in St Andrews on several occasions for critical assessment/care and the health outcomes for family members without it would have been very different. This is a very scary proposal and I urge decision makers to think again.
  • The alternative proposal is not providing service required from NHS Fife due to distance to Kirkcaldy from St.Andrews and the number of elderly residents in N.E. Fife

Updates

2018-09-30 13:22:10 +0100

5,000 signatures reached

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