Dear Secretary of State...,
These who are your petitioners -
These who are your petitioners -
Petition signature comment by james sommerville
Date: January 14, 2013A course of action has been taken that will have lasting consequences. The withholding of any medical treatment is going to undermine the very character and charter that the NHS was set up for , and that is to provide care and meet the needs for the sick and the infirm. On that basis alone it has betrayed and sacrificed those principles. So whats next death camps for the over 70s. because if we don't step back from this cliff edge this is exactly where it will take this country. Far fetched. No doubt Germany an intellectual nation would have thought the same at one point. But it still happened. Care must be for life and not when some doctor decides otherwise and simply writes someone off because its convenient to do so.
Petition signature comment by J Khant
Date: December 19, 2012Your current scheme, ie allowing those who wrote and implemented the LCP to 'review themselves' is not the sufficient response. You could have ordered a Public Inquiry..where evidence is given on oath, in public- instead of which , MCPCIL are busy back dating all of the documentation on their website to ensure there is no evidence left of their wilful neglect , ineptitude, lack of compliance documentation and your own Corporate Manslaughter. A sham review, and a total mockery of any notion of 'Democratic Accountability'.
Petition signature comment by Lynda Pedley
Date: December 11, 2012
I am still traumatized by my Mother's death after she was refused treatment & put on the Liverpool pathway without my consent.
Petition signature comment by SUSAN BLANEY
Date: December 4, 2012My mother was referred to Marie Curie Hospice by her GP to gain a better quality of life at home, she did not have cancer and she was not dying. My mother never came back home as she passed away after being put on LCP by a doctor at the hospice without any of the family being contacted to discuss my mothers health. We are all absolutely appalled by this and have spoke to my mothers doctor who was very unsympathetic about my mothers death, we also wrote letters to Hospice complaining but got nowhere. 8 moths since my mothers death we are all falling apart as we cannot believe this has happened and why it happened. LCP is just a way of murdering the elderly when they should still be enjoying life with all their family for many years to come. We all feel something needs to be done asap to stop this happening to other people and there families as i would never want anyone to go through what we have and still are, i honestly feel i will never be able to get over the shock of what has happened.
Petition signature comment by Susanna Leoni-Smith
Date: November 7, 2012
It is disgraceful that the medical profession have allowed themselves to be perverted from the Hippocratic Oath.
Petition signature comment by D Lofthouse
Date: November 4, 2012Digusting money oriented medicine....quack quack quack quack...what sort of beasts become doctors nowadays?
Petition signature comment by Louise Garvey
Date: November 2, 2012Something needs to be done about this!! Negligence happens in the NHS, it costs the NHS milllions every year. When negligence occurs in using this pathway, the results are catastrophic, you only have to look at the stories of all these families who feel that they have lost their loved ones unnecessarily, or nearly lost loved ones through the misuse of this pathway. Improve the regulations surrounding it's use and make sure that families are in agreement and give written consent etc. It would be interesting to compare the figures of people who are put on this pathway in private hospitals compared to NHS hospitals