Bring Turriff Minor Injury Unit 24/7 back!
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From the week beginning November 11 2019, the Turriff minor injury unit changed from 24/7 support 7 days a week to 08:00am to 18:00pm support 7 days a week. A lot of people in and around the Turriff area feel safer knowing they have a place to go on their doorstep when seriously unwell during or out of hours. With these cuts, no promise of shorted ambulance waiting times and people who can't travel 35 miles to the nearest hospital, this is a serious cause of alarm for a lot of people.
These changes were made by Aberdeenshire Health and Social Care Partnership. They claimed to have held two public events, the first 197 people attended and the second 78. They claim to also conducted an online survey to gather public opinion, they had a total of 978 response to that.
If you think these changes were made very quietly without giving the whole community a proper opportunity to express our opinions before any of these changes were implemented. Then please please sign, comment and share this petition. Together, we can make a strong case and take this forward to the Aberdeenshire Health and Social Care Partnership and hopefully bring this vital service back to the community of Turriff.
Edit: Thank you to everyone who has commented and shared this petition so far. Lets keep it going and keep sharing every day to get as much signatures and comments as possible.