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

Janet Bibby
Paul Rigby
Sharon Kelly
Carl Lockett
Michelle Parkins
Bryn Biggs
Hayley Powell
Elizabeth Lewis
Jayne Cartledge
Sarah Moulton
Ronald Chamberlain
Denise Lawrence
Kathryn Smith
Laura Lamond
Stuart Fox
Ryan Taylor
Nicola Jones
Gemma Holt
Lynn Bellis
John Brayford
Darren Price
Brian Newhouse
Elizabeth Loxley
Jade Littler
Gillian White
Craig Lloyd
Michelle Roscoe
Darren Cooper
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  • Janet Bibby
    signed 2019-04-17 17:00:47 +0100
  • Paul Rigby
    followed this page 2019-04-17 16:21:01 +0100
  • Paul Rigby
    signed 2019-04-17 16:14:04 +0100
    Nice to see that money has become more important then patient care. People have enough to worry about when unwell without trying to get to hospital appointments.


    The founding principle on the NHS website is: ‘The NHS was created out of the ideal that good healthcare should be available to all, regardless of wealth. When it was launched by the then minister of health, Aneurin Bevan, on July 5 1948, it was based on 3 core principles:

    that it meet the needs of everyone

    that it be free at the point of delivery

    that it be based on clinical need, not ability to pay

    These 3 principles have guided the development of the NHS for the past 70 years and remain at its core.’


    https://www.nhs.uk/using-the-nhs/about-the-nhs/principles-and-values/


    Is this really at the core with this decision and should you be stating this when you are not following it.
  • Sharon Kelly
    signed 2019-04-17 16:04:32 +0100
  • Carl Lockett
    signed 2019-04-17 15:58:01 +0100
  • Michelle Parkins
    signed 2019-04-17 15:42:27 +0100
  • Bryn Biggs
    signed 2019-04-17 15:34:18 +0100
    Bryn Alan Biggs
  • Hayley Powell
    signed 2019-04-17 15:26:55 +0100
    Hayley Powell
  • Elizabeth Lewis
    signed 2019-04-17 15:20:40 +0100
  • Jayne Cartledge
    signed 2019-04-17 15:12:51 +0100
    Disgusting I live 7 miles from the countess and rely on buses and now if I need it I have to get to the Maelor and the trains are awful terrible decision I remember when it opened it was supposed to be for deeside patients too .
  • Sarah Moulton
    signed 2019-04-17 15:03:18 +0100
  • Ronald Chamberlain
    signed 2019-04-17 14:39:15 +0100
  • Denise Lawrence
    signed 2019-04-17 14:36:11 +0100
  • Kathryn Smith
    signed 2019-04-17 14:12:33 +0100
    I was born at the countess and have lived in East Flintshire and Cheshire all of my life. The countess is our closest hospital by 12 miles in Deeside and I believe that patients should be referred to their closest hospital regardless of borders on a map. The NHS should be a national service as in UK wide not segregated into Wales and England. I completely disagree with Welsh devolution anyway and I’m disgusted that patients are missing out on critical care because of this product of devolution. People waiting longer for treatment will always result in more patient deaths and suffering and these are people who have paid in to the system all their working lives and their forebears before them since the NHS was created. The service in Wales is not capable of servicing all of Flintshire, it was never meant to. The countess was built to serve this area and our other local hospitals closed shortly after. It’s our money that’s being spent on our behalf after all and to be denied treatment at a hospital built to service our area because people who are supposed to act in our best interests have decided not to pay our money where we need it is just disgusting.
  • Laura Lamond
    signed 2019-04-17 13:55:34 +0100
  • Stuart Fox
    signed 2019-04-17 13:53:58 +0100
  • Ryan Taylor
    signed 2019-04-17 13:48:04 +0100
  • Nicola Jones
    signed 2019-04-17 13:45:17 +0100
  • Gemma Holt
    signed 2019-04-17 13:43:04 +0100
  • Lynn Bellis
    signed 2019-04-17 13:28:42 +0100
    Countess of Chester hospital was built to service Flintshire as well as Chester area the choice should not be taken away
  • John Brayford
    signed 2019-04-17 13:18:51 +0100
  • Darren Price
    signed 2019-04-17 13:18:21 +0100
  • Brian Newhouse
    signed 2019-04-17 13:15:24 +0100
  • Elizabeth Loxley
    signed 2019-04-17 13:14:53 +0100
  • Suzanne McCormick
    followed this page 2019-04-17 13:08:18 +0100
  • Jade Littler
    signed 2019-04-17 13:08:03 +0100
    I was born in the Countess as were both my children. I think this is ridiculous to be ruled out for where we live. Maybe some of us can’t afford Chester rates.
  • Gillian White
    signed 2019-04-17 12:58:43 +0100
  • Craig Lloyd
    signed 2019-04-17 12:56:29 +0100
  • Michelle Roscoe
    signed 2019-04-17 12:56:02 +0100
  • Darren Cooper
    signed 2019-04-17 12:51:35 +0100

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