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e-Petition: Make Learning Disability training mandatory for hospital staff

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Paul Ridd was our brother. He had severe learning disabilities and died in Morriston Hospital in 2009. The Public Services Ombudsmen report into the circumstances leading to Paul's death said that neglect, lack of training and ignorance were contributory factors leading to Paul's death. The Government must ensure all healthcare professionals get mandatory training to address the huge health inequalities facing people with autism and a learning disability.

1 in 4 healthcare professionals has never had training on learning disability or autism. This is unacceptable. Two thirds want more training, and 1 in 3 think a lack of government leadership is contributing to the problem of avoidable deaths (statistics from survey conducted by YouGov for Mencap: https://www.mencap.org.uk/press-release/concerns-over-lack-clinical-training-causing-avoidable-learning-disability-deaths). 

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Petition details

Petition Status: Currently being considered by the Committee
Petition Start Date: 18/07/2018
Open until midday on: 28/12/2018

 

Petition Signatories

Total signatures: 5312

Name Constituency or Area of residence Date
Sarah-Jane Rees Bridgend 27/12/2018
Jacqueline Evans Vale of Clwyd 27/12/2018
Maria David Newport West 27/12/2018
Stuart Khokhar Cardiff West 22/12/2018
Melissa Mason Preseli Pembrokeshire 20/12/2018
Rebecca Owen Aberavon 20/12/2018
Alyson Owen Aberavon 20/12/2018
Shannon Harris Aberavon 20/12/2018
Kate Boyd Bridgend 20/12/2018
Sam Price Bridgend 20/12/2018
Rosie Bailey Pontypridd 20/12/2018
Diane Rees Swansea East 20/12/2018
Winana Tesfay Swansea West 20/12/2018
David Bailer Swansea West 20/12/2018
Rhodri Johnson Swansea West 20/12/2018
Rhiannon Beadman Swansea West 20/12/2018
Morgan Williams Torfaen 20/12/2018
Taia Adiroyd Swansea West 20/12/2018
Charlotte Jonhsion Swansea West 20/12/2018
Tilly Cobley Swansea West 20/12/2018
Joe Turner Swansea West 20/12/2018
Keru Phillips Swansea West 20/12/2018
Friya Hambun Swansea West 20/12/2018
chrisRushlon Neath 20/12/2018
Imogen Carpentter Swansea West 20/12/2018

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