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MCS International News Pages
Friday the 6th of July 2007

Help Us Save Gillian McCarthy
Please Write in Support of GillianToday

Gillian McCarthy autumn 2006 Dear Friends,

PLEASE - help us save Gillian McCarthy. Your help is urgently needed.

Gillian is facing imminent eviction from The Stopgap. The temporary wooden huts continue to leak and deteriorate and yet however poor her accommodation, The Stopgap has been the only place available and Gillian cannot safely be transported elsewhere. It seems the Authorities are intent on forcing her out of the only sanctuary she has, by continuing to withhold suitable medical and dental treatment including agreed specialist housing and Home Care and the basic necessities of life. Thus we fear they are engineering Gillian's extreme suffering and untimely death.

Frighteningly, should the eviction (or threat of it) make Gillian's health collapse still further, the Authorities have the capability to keep her, the main witness to their scandalous behaviour, hospitalised and isolated until this blows over and she "unfortunately" dies.

In order to try and protect Gillian from the latest inappropriate plans proposed by the authorities and in an attempt to get her desperately needed medical treatment, including housing and home-care reinstated, we need you to write a postcard/letter/fax/e-mail in support of the medically prescribed special housing Gillian needs - which has still not materialised 10 years after it was promised.

Your letters addressed to the Authorities, the Press and MPs etc. are aimed to protect Gillian from SSDC's dismissal of the seriousness of her condition, the cover-up of their failure to fulfil their promises and to stop them retrospectively justifying 10 years of lies, prevarication and sheer abuse of a "vulnerable adult" (in their words) by taking action which at best will cause extreme suffering and probably lead to Gillian's death.

By deluging them with postcards, letters, faxes, e-mails and even petitions, you can let them know that they cannot get away with this and sweep Gillian under the carpet as has happened with other patients.

If you write one postcard with one line on it you can make a difference. Evil prevails when good people fail to act.

Please write to as few or as many of the addressees enclosed as you can. Say as little or as much as you feel comfortable with. Speak from the heart. Let them know of your concerns. Not just for Gillian and her family but for neglected chemical victims throughout the UK and indeed World-wide.

Please encourage your friends, relatives, co-workers, church groups and patient groups to write as individuals or set up a petition. In fact anyone who is concerned about how the disabled are treated could be approached. Copying us in, if possible would be most helpful and good for morale.

The most important thing is to write promptly as time is of the essence.

You may copy e-mails to: uk.eng.somerset@mcs-international.org which is the address which is receiving Gillian's emails.

Much more background material on Gillian's case can be found on her Meet the Team web page.

We have no funding or outside support for this campaign for Gillian's care. Gillian has helped many others including fellow sufferers. Now please help her.

Thank you.

Yours faithfully,

Barbara McCarthy - June 2007

Bristol, UK

Important Background Material

Gillian's Background Document
Electro Sensitivity Report
Council Executive Bulletin Report 264  (Gillian is last item)

TV News Coverage

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Selection of Supporting Letters

1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12  13  14 

Official Replies to Date

1  2  3  4  5  6 

Related Material

1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12  13  14  15  16  17

Persecution of William J Rea M.D. and Dr Sarah Myhill

1  2  3  4 

Media and Authorities Contacts in Preferential Order

The South West Peninsular Strategic Health Authority
Wellspring Road
Taunton Somerset
TA2
Tel: 01823 333491
Fax: 01823 344352
Chief Executive: Sir Ian Carruthers
E-mail: go@southwest.nhs.uk
Chairman: Sir Michael Pitt
E-mail: go@southwest.nhs.uk

(2)
Somerset Primary Care Trust
Chard Office
Chataway House
Chard Business Park
Leach Road, Chard
TA20 1FR
Tel: 01460 238600
Fax: 01460 238699
Chief Executive: Ian Tipney
E-mail: headquarters@somersetpct.nhs.uk
Chairman: Mrs. J. Barrie OBE
E-mail: headquarters@somersetpct.nhs.uk

(3)
Primary Care Trust Expert Adviser
Dr Michael J Radcliffe
1 Leigh Road
Highfield
Southampton
SO17 1EF
Tel: 01962 826127
Fax: 0238 0671677
E-mail: radcliffe@clara.co.uk
Dr Michael J Radcliffe
The Allergy Clinic
Sarum Road
Winchester
SO22 5HA

(4)
South Somerset District Council
Brympton Way
Yeovil, Somerset
BA20 2HT
Tel: 01935 462462
Chief Executive: Mr. Phil Dowlan
E-mail: philip.dolan@southsomerset.gov.uk
Chairman: Mr Dave Green
Tel: 01935 414243
Councillor: Ric Pallister O.B.E.
6 Barons Court
East Chinnock
Yeovil, Somerset
BA22 9EJ
Tel: 01935 863897
E-mail: pallister@ukonline.co.uk

(5)
Somerset County Council
County Hall
Taunton Somerset
TA1 4DY
Tel: 0845 345 9166
Chief Executive: Alan Jones
E-mail: alanjones@somerset.gov.uk
Head of Social Services: Miriam Maddison
E-mail: mmaddison@somerset.gov.uk
Chairman: Alan Gloak
E-mail: afgloak@somerset.gov.uk
Strategic Development Manager: Dr Michael Patrick
E-mail: mjpatrick@somerset.gov.uk
Tel: 01823 364913

(6)
M.P. David Heath CBE
House of Commons
London
SW1A 0AA
Tel: 0207 219 3000 (enquiries)
Email: davidheath@davidheath.co.uk

(7)
Mr Neil Parish MEP
House of Commons
London
SW1 0AA
Or alternatively:
Mr Neil Parish
16 Northgate
Bridgewater, Somerset
TA6 3EU
E-mail: nparishmep@bridgwest.daemon.co.uk
Web site: www.neilparishmep.org.uk

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