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Dedicated Care for ME/CFS Needed for Toronto Hospital: In Memory of Emily

Discussion in 'Petitions' started by priya, Mar 24, 2012.

  1. priya

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    Emily Collingridge's death was deeply saddening - and the last straw for me regarding hospital care. Though details of her death have not been released, she mentioned to me that she had a severe relapse after her previous hospital admission. People with severe ME/CFS often opt to refuse admittance to hospital because they know that their care needs will not be met, resulting in further relapse. Health Care needs to be inclusive of this vulnerable population, this is why I'm petitioning Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of Health - Canada; Dalton McGuinty, Premier of Ontario; Rob Ford, Mayor of Toronto and two legislators from my riding to create a dedicated care unit in Toronto for people with ME/CFS who need hospitalization, long-term care or respite for themselves or their caregivers.

    I was hospitalized for two years in my thirties and it almost killed me; six years later I have not recovered from the relapse it caused. Presently, I choose to forgo hospital care that I need because I know that the health Care system as it presently stands is intolerable considering my needs. Any system that causes people to make this choice is obviously broken.

    Please sign and share the petition below, wherever you reside. It is my dream to see these units in every major urban center. We've lost too many in our community due to lack of adequate institutionalized Heal Care.

    Thank You.


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