To: Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt MP

Save Frenchay Community Hospital

Save Frenchay Community Hospital

Please ensure that the twice formally approved Frenchay Community Hospital, with outpatients and diagnostics, is delivered by South Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group, as promised in 2005 and 2010. This facility is an essential part of the patient pathway into and out of Southmead Hospital and is vital in order to prevent bed-blocking in Southmead and long waits by patients for treatment.

Why is this important?

In 2005, it was decided that an new acute hospital be built at Southmead together with a community hospital on the Frenchay site. The new hospital has only 800 beds where once there were 1400 beds: we have high and increasing numbers of frail and elderly residents, many with dementia: there are to be 28,000 new dwellings in the near future. Southmead is unable to discharge patients after treatment because there is no appropriate facility for them due to the lack of a community hospital at Frenchay and it cannot achieve a patient flow through Southmead because of these issues.

South Gloucestershire, Bristol, Bath and North East Somerset

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Reasons for signing

  • having suffered a recent heart episode and needed to be taken by ambulance through heavy traffic , once from Yate and three times from Frenchay to Southmead. Would not wish anyone else to have same experience. We need the promised hospital here in Frenchay, where land has been allocated accordingly for a hospital and plenty of parking facilities. Its time for these promises to be honoured Thank you
  • With the huge increase in housing numbers scheduled for this area of South Gloucestershire , there is a dire need for hospital beds to recuperate post- traumatic operations . Elderly partners are unable to travel large awkward distances to Southmead as is expected , to visit in-patients. From a large rural area , residents are competing with the city for access . Totally unreasonable , as is the unforgivable delay in making the decision .
  • I recently had Open Heart Surgery, There was a lot of discussion as where I was to go after the surgery. Nowhere was found, so they had to send me home with no other help whatsoever. Luckily a friend said I could stay with her 'til I got better. It didn't seem to matter that I had no keys to even get in my house! Because I had been taken to Hospital in an Ambulance and somebody else locked my door.

Updates

2015-09-07 20:08:43 +0100

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2015-09-06 20:48:29 +0100

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2015-09-04 19:19:54 +0100

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2015-09-04 00:02:07 +0100

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