I couldn’t believe it when I picked up the Sentinel this morning to find Viv Foster back on the front page because this poxy PCT has once again refused her right to life.
This is the same callous behaviour shown to Kay Hopkins who died a few weeks back because the PCT spent so long deciding on whether or not she should have access to the lifesaving medicines needed.
In her case the PCT decided that she should have access, bt the decision had taken so long, Kay Hopkins’ cancer had taken too strong a hold, and she past away.
Now, the criminally incompetent behaviour of the PCT quango fatcats is putting at risk the life of another citizen of this city, and it bloody well has to stop!
Below, you will find some of the grants awarded by the PCT to charitable and voluntary organisations, these grants coming directly from the NHS budget, and not some special pot of money from which to give these donations.
That means that for every grant, that’s thousands of pounds no longer available for the purchase of medicines or treatments. How the hell can these grants be put before the lives of the people of this city, when the money is specifically there to ensure the health of the
In 2004/05, the PCT gave away £1,531,639.
In 2005/06, the PCT gave away £1,551,822.
In 2006/07, the PCT gave away £2,342,625.
In 2007/08, the PCT gave away £3,519,380.
In 2008/09, the PCT gave away £2,878,235.
The PCF are bitterly disappointed in the Sentinels refusal to publish any of these figures,
despite the fact that such information ha been sent to them on several occasions, so just in case it is some incompetent at the letters page, I have sent Richard Ault, the reporter responsible for the frontpage piece today, all the information here, with a request that they get their bloody fingers out and damn well help this woman to get Herceptin.
All this information was e-mailed to Alby Walker as Chair of the Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee, yet we have heard nothing from him or the committee.
Why it has become so difficult to get anyone to see the fundamentally rongness in this miserable situation, we don’t know, but it simply isn’t good enough to allow people to suffer or die from preventable diseases, because the money for their medicine is deemed to be better spent on crooked organisations like the North Staffs Race Equality Council.
We have three Labour MPs who are part of a Labour government, yet these people have achieved nothing in stopping these overpaid and unaccountable quango moneygrabbers from following a political ideology, rather than being driven by the health concerns of the people of this city.
If required, we will happily pass on the full five year list that we were given through the
FoI, and we would welcome your support and ideas on how to stop this outrageous and
heartless behaviour toward those with enough on their plates.
Craig Pond, Potteries Community Federation.