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To: The government

Provide hoists and wide, adjustable treatment beds in all GP surgeries

Provide hoists and wide, adjustable treatment beds in all GP surgeries

I want to make it a legal requirement for all GP surgeries to make wide, adjustment treatment beds and hoists available so that disabled people can be examined effectively when ever there is a question over their physical wellbeing.

Why is this important?

In 2017 I was diagnosed with stage 4 bladder cancer. I live with Spinabifida and am a wheelchair user because I'm paralysed from above the waist down. It is not legally possible to prove, but it is my sincere belief that had I been examined earlier in the year using a hoist and adjustable wide treatment bed, my cancer may have been discovered sooner. Disabled people and particularly paralysed people, don't always feel changes in their body, so require better than average monitoring. This equipment would provide that extra safeguarding and would protect disabled people from developing further physical issues that cost huge amounts of tax payer's money to address and great distress.

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Reasons for signing

  • Because it's absolutely ludicrous that in this day and age disabled people are not able to access basic health care
  • I’m currently experiencing this issue with my GP surgery. I am 33 and I’ve been asked to go for several smear tests. but I have been unable to have them done, as my surgery is in a old building so isn’t Wheelchair accessible. Same as Tracy I have Spina Bifida and I’m in a wheelchair. But I’ve been told by my GP that there’s “no hurry to find somewhere where I can have it done. As I’m only 33 so have nothing to worry about.”
  • I signed the petition because I go to my local GP regular and sometimes it is difficult to go on the bed

Updates

2019-08-11 08:24:27 +0100

100 signatures reached

2019-08-10 08:47:13 +0100

50 signatures reached

2019-08-09 21:26:45 +0100

25 signatures reached

2019-08-09 19:54:07 +0100

10 signatures reached