Monday, 11 August 2008

Petition for a dedicated military hospital - sign now!

There's only a week to go if you want to sign the petition requesting the Government to build a dedicated military hospital in the UK. This country once had a fine tradition of caring about its Armed Forces by providing military hospitals specifically to meet the needs of those injured in the service of the Crown. Including a military ward in the new Birmingham Hospital, though something, is not enough, especially as the ward will not even be reserved exclusively for members of the Armed Forces.
With the growing numbers of wounded personnel repatriated to the UK and with continued growth in medically discharged personnel since the Falklands war to current conflicts and operations, our service men & women and veterans of previous operational service are owed the best medical care possible. The existing facilities are falling short and the NHS are not meeting the needs of veterans who still need treatment for their service related conditions. A dedicated Military & Veterans Hospital will greatly help resolve this National scandal since the complete closure of our military hospitals that has proved to be total folly.

If you care, sign the petition on the link below.

Honour the Covenant!

Link> 10 Downing Street e-Petitions: Wounded
Link> MoD: Surgeon General responds to dedicated military hospital criticism
Link> Daily Express: Give our young war heroes the best