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e-Petition: Make thrombectomy available 24-7 for Welsh patients

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We call upon the National Assembly for Wales to urge the Welsh government to end the inequality in access to life-saving stroke thrombectomy treatment. 
Thrombectomy is a treatment used for ischaemic stroke where the blood clot is removed with a special device inserted through a catheter. There is a wealth of evidence supporting its benefits in reducing long term disability (morbidity), and saving lives (reducing mortality) In April 2017, NHS England agreed to fund thrombectomy on the NHS, it will take many years before all eligible patients can receive it. It is not currently available routinely in Wales. Agreements with NHS England for Welsh patients to access their services are variable and tenuous. 
Patients such as Colin Rogers are literally dying. He was 55 when he died. He was denied treatment because it was a Sunday and there was no agreement to allow him to be sent to England. Whilst there was no guarantee he would have been saved, it is estimated that over 500 people in Wales could be helped by this treatment. We do not want people who could be saved to die like Colin, or be left profoundly disabled. 
We call upon the Welsh government to end the postcode lottery and act to save the lives of the Welsh people.
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Petition details

Petition Status: Currently being considered by the Committee
Petition Start Date: 26/04/2019
Open until midday on: 26/10/2019


Petition Signatories

Total signatures: 685

Name Constituency or Area of residence Date
Kayleigh Ann Williams Ogmore 24/10/2019
Stephanie parkhouse Ogmore 24/10/2019
Megan Williams Newcastle 16/10/2019
Jayne Puxty Cynon Valley 13/10/2019
Anonymous Ceredigion 10/10/2019
Delyth Jones Cardiff Central 08/10/2019
Jessica Joan Evans Cynon Valley 04/10/2019
Val Goodyear Cynon Valley 02/10/2019
Marjorie Young Cynon Valley 01/10/2019
Janis Brooks Cynon Valley 01/10/2019
Rhys Hughes Vale of Glamorgan 01/10/2019
Lorraine Bevan Cynon Valley 01/10/2019
Samantha Gough Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney 01/10/2019
Susan Woods Llanelli 25/09/2019
Laurie Morgan Cynon Valley 16/09/2019
Kathleen Anne Farnell Newcastle upon Tyne 13/09/2019
Jessica Alecks Newcastle upon Tyne 11/09/2019
Erica M.Jones BA (Hons) Arfon 06/09/2019
Jennifer Murphy Newcastle 02/09/2019
Rosalie Gibson Bridgwater, Somerset 22/08/2019
Nick Gibson Bridgwater, Somerset 22/08/2019
Melanie Gibson Somerset, England 22/08/2019
Ken Butler Vale of Clwyd 19/06/2019
Susan Stephens Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney 14/06/2019
Anonymous Pontypridd 12/06/2019

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