forces hospitals

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  1. Sorry if this has already been mentioned somewhere else but it is important.

    Military Hospitals or lack of them

    > This a very good cause...
    > If you have one to two minutes and agree with this could you please
    > sign the petition at the link below? For every death you hear about
    > in Iraq or Afghanistan there are countless more casualties that never
    > get reported on the news. The current situation sees injured soldiers
    > being brought back to the UK and put in random hospitals, often away
    > from where their friends and family live. These soldiers, who are
    > often on their own, are put in wards with normal civilian patients who
    > have no concept of the environment these individuals have just been
    > extracted from. There have also been a number of cases of these
    > injured soldiers then being verbally abused by Islamic civilian
    > patients when they realise they have just returned from Iraq/ Afghanistan.
    > This petition is asking for the government to bring back dedicated
    > Military Hospitals in the UK so that injured soldiers can be cared for
    > in a safe and dignified environment with staff and fellow patients who
    > understand the situation that they have just returned from.
    > Please take one or two minutes to fill out the Downing Street Petition
    > on behalf of our injured soldiers bearing in mind we all know what the
    > damage of war can do. Our comrades are returning from Iraq &
    > Afghanistan with horrific injuries to a health care situation that is
    > a joke.
    > With our troops being deployed in greater numbers we must go back to
    > the dedicated care that they fully deserve - so please lend your
    > support to the petition to the Prime Minister on the Downing Street
    > Petition Web Site.
    > The petition is:
    > "We the undersigned petition the Prime Minister to bring back
    > dedicated Military Hospitals to provide adequate facilities (non NHS)
    > for members of the Armed Forces who are injured or disabled in the
    > course of their duties."
    > Please visit before the close on 6th August 2007.
    > If you do sign you will receive an email from No 10 with a link to
    > confirm your signature.
  2. I beleive yesterday some MP's toured Selly Oak Forces Unit on a "fact finding" mission.I cant find any refs to the upshot of thier visit,except i remember hearing one gobbing off about not going back to a Dedicated military hospital!

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