Stop the Closure of the ENT and Hearing Clinic for Children with Down’s Syndrome in Manchester

354 Signatures | Petition Ended

Created August 6, 2012 by Penny Green

Health

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There are currently 354 signatures for this petition:

  1. Rachael Taylor UNITED KINGDOM

    What is happening to the NHS? This is sickening. These are vital services.

  2. Ruth Stapleton UNITED KINGDOM

    This clinic has provided an great level of care to my 2nd cousin who has Downs Syndrome, it is a service that need to be kept

  3. Sarah Broscombe UNITED KINGDOM

    This is very bad news that Mr Sheehan’s clinic is faced with the threat of closure. Is this simply to save money? If so, you’re saving the wrong money! This clinic treats the whole child, not just one symptom at a time.What will the hospital commit to providing that could possibly replace this? Please keep the clinic open – the people who need it most are the people WHO MOST DESERVE GOOD PROVISION.

  4. Anne Whittock UNITED KINGDOM

    We should be protecting NHS services for the most vulnerable in our society, not closing them down. Please consider keeping this clinic open – we need it. I am signing this on behalf of some of those vulnerable children and young people with Downs Syndrome.

  5. clare prendergast UNITED KINGDOM

    Please reconsider, this service is important

  6. Shelley Wagon UNITED KINGDOM

    I am really sad and disappointed that Mr Sheehan’s clinic is faced with the threat of closure. No reason has been given to families – and so the only conclusion can be that it is to save the hospital a small amount of money. I am deeply saddened that the hospital can consider closing down this service, making no additional services available for young people with Downs Syndrome. This planned closure will make young people with Downs Syndrome wait longer, travel further and receive less care than they already are subject to. We should be protecting NHS services for the most vulnerable in our society, not closing them down. Please consider keeping this clinic open – we need it.

  7. Audrey Hayes UNITED KINGDOM

    We should be protecting NHS services for the most vulnerable in our society, not closing them down. Please consider keeping this clinic open. This planned closure will make young people with Downs Syndrome wait longer, travel further and receive less care than they already are subject to.

  8. Darren Cousins UNITED KINGDOM

    Good luck with the petition

  9. Martin Doyle UNITED KINGDOM

    Keep this resource open.

  10. Mark Goodrich UNITED KINGDOM

    There is major disappointment that Mr Sheehan’s clinic is faced with the threat of closure. It seems to be just to save the hospital a bit of money (which will probably be incurred somewhere else in the NHS). Kids (and their parents) with Downs Syndrome need this facility – please keep it open.

  11. Margaret Blackie

    Please don’t close this crucial service

  12. Mary Stapleton UNITED KINGDOM

    I find it hard to believe that essential help for parents to assist the proper development of Downs syndrome youngsters should be stopped. Surely you cannot save money as more youngsters will end up in care.

  13. Clare Lewis UNITED KINGDOM

    Signing on behalf of a friend whose son has benefited from this clinic. Please allow this essential service to continue for all those who need it.

  14. Rafi Chaudry UNITED KINGDOM

    I’d like to add my voice against this closure.

  15. Liz Cook UNITED KINGDOM

    This is far too an important resource to lose.

  16. Richard McCann UNITED KINGDOM

    An essential service from a doctor who really understands the issues.

  17. catherine armstrong UNITED KINGDOM

    Funding is a must, good luck. xx

  18. Julie Williams

    Parents and children rely on this, please don’t close it.

  19. Andrea Feeley UNITED KINGDOM

    I have friends who have attended this clinic with their son and can see from the signatures on the petition what an important and valuable service it offers. How can you close it without offering an alternative?

  20. Emily Robinson UNITED KINGDOM

    We gave up on our local PCT who kept saying our daughter with Down’s Syndrome was too small (aged 5) to have grommets. Dr Sheehan is the only expert in the country who really knows what parents with children with DS are going through as he is a father to a son with DS. If the trust knew how important it is for professionals to have knowledge and understanding of their child’s condition when their child is going into hospital, no one would shut this service down. We are prepared to travel 3 hours to see Mr Sheehan.

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