Countess of Chester

We, the undersigned, call on the Countess of Chester Hospital Foundation Trust to reverse its decision to bar patients from Wales from new outpatient referrals. The unilateral ban on Welsh patients is unethical and goes against the values of the NHS. There is a financial dispute that needs to be resolved urgently between various NHS bodies and they must act immediately to end this stalemate. In the meantime we demand that patients are allowed to access services at the Countess of Chester Hospital.

Who's signing

Paula Crutchley
Thomas Hooper
John Turner
Jaleh Azimi-heravan
Rob Benyon
Claire Forster
Debbie Paterson
Rebecca Morris
Jacqueline Owen
Sharon Cross
Jean Evans
M Birchall
Eddie Cragg
Richard kilshaw
Kathy Edge
Angella Fountain
Janette Dorrean
Irene Ireland
Lisa Deane
Jill Warr
Laura Jones
Hayley Jones
Sally Wynne
Leah Elson
Rachel Brockhurst
Andrew Waterfall
Jannine Pritchard
Helen Greatbanks
Georgina Holmes
Susan dodd
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  • Paula Crutchley
    signed 2019-04-18 23:05:17 +0100
  • Thomas Hooper
    signed 2019-04-18 22:37:56 +0100
    Thomas Hooper
  • John Turner
    signed 2019-04-18 21:44:25 +0100
  • Jaleh Azimi-heravan
    signed 2019-04-18 21:09:56 +0100
  • Rob Benyon
    signed 2019-04-18 18:29:10 +0100
    Born in West Cheshire Hospital Chester, Doctors in Chester, Live just inside the Welsh border, and used Chester hospitals and doctors all my life. Yes now I am being told this. One NHS it should be, and both sides of the NHS need to put the patient first.
  • Claire Forster
    signed 2019-04-18 17:14:10 +0100
    My address com postcode is classed as Chester but I live over the border in North Wales. My nearest hospital is COCH and should have the right to be seen and treated just like any other English patient. THIS IS RIDICULOUS!
  • Debbie Paterson
    signed 2019-04-18 16:12:08 +0100
    This is a diabolical decision . Sort out the funding so patients continue to have a choice .
  • Rebecca Morris
    signed 2019-04-18 14:03:42 +0100
  • Jacqueline Owen
    signed 2019-04-18 12:45:41 +0100
  • Sharon Cross
    signed 2019-04-18 12:39:12 +0100
  • Jean Evans
    signed 2019-04-18 11:57:59 +0100
    I live 5 mins away from the Countess .and i have to go to Wrexham. Dosnt make sence
  • M Birchall
    signed 2019-04-18 11:46:21 +0100
    NHS of Wales should revert back to being NHS UK!!! Health care should be the same for everyone in UK!!!
  • Eddie Cragg
    signed 2019-04-18 11:44:37 +0100
  • Richard kilshaw
    signed 2019-04-18 11:12:12 +0100
  • Kathy Edge
    signed 2019-04-18 10:35:17 +0100
  • Angella Fountain
    signed 2019-04-18 10:22:10 +0100
  • Janette Dorrean
    signed 2019-04-18 10:17:50 +0100
    Signing because of the finacial hardship it is going to cause some people/families
  • Irene Ireland
    signed 2019-04-18 10:14:47 +0100
  • Lisa Deane
    signed 2019-04-18 10:13:43 +0100
  • Jill Warr
    signed 2019-04-18 10:12:12 +0100
    All patients should be accepted regardless of where they live
  • Laura Jones
    signed 2019-04-18 10:04:37 +0100
  • Hayley Jones
    signed 2019-04-18 09:29:10 +0100
  • Sally Wynne
    signed 2019-04-18 09:23:01 +0100
  • Leah Elson
    signed 2019-04-18 09:15:13 +0100
  • Rachel Brockhurst
    signed 2019-04-18 09:10:06 +0100
    It’s disgusting that patients are prevented from being referred to the Countess of Chester hospital. When the hospital was built it was done to serve people in all surrounding areas. The mess needs to be sorted out between the NHS trusts and the ban lifted to prevent patients from suffering from the admin issues that have caused the ban in the first place!
  • Andrew Waterfall
    signed 2019-04-18 08:59:13 +0100
  • Jannine Pritchard
    signed 2019-04-18 08:46:06 +0100
    Always been to the countess. My children were born here. I really dont like or want to use the local welsh hospital as this is further away than chester
  • Helen Greatbanks
    signed 2019-04-18 08:35:55 +0100
  • Georgina Holmes
    signed 2019-04-18 08:11:19 +0100
  • Susan dodd
    signed 2019-04-18 08:00:02 +0100

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