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Desecration of Mum’s grave was the last straw

Saturday, 29 June 2013

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Posted by Richard Rawlinson

Julie Bailey, founder of the Cure the NHS campaign group, which exposed the Mid Staffordshire scandal, has closed her café in Stafford after “political activists” desecrated her mother’s grave.

“I am having to leave my home, my livelihood and my friends because a few misinformed local political activists have fuelled a hate campaign based on proven lies. The final straw for me was the desecration of my mum’s grave. It is a sad day today, but I have no alternative than to move out of Stafford. The last few months have been a very distressing time for myself and Cure the NHS; our main aim has always been a safer NHS for all. Difficult as it is for people, everyone must finally realise that patient safety must be the priority. The main focus for every hospital must be the patient.”

Who are these fanatics who treat the NHS like a religion and its critics as blasphemers? Ian Birell of The Independent recently wrote: “Britons cling to a nostalgic notion that this creaking, outdated institution is the envy of the world. Perhaps, as scandal after scandal washes over the service, our nation can finally grow up and see that such myopic worship helped foster a culture of complacency.”

3 comments on “Desecration of Mum’s grave was the last straw

  1. J Kelly

    Sunday 13th October 2013 at 10:40 pm

    The grave was not desecrated, groundsman at the cemetary saw no damage what so ever. If you google bailey grave desecration it will bring up pics from a photo shoot about the allegations…….no sign of damage. She was not run out of town either…she left because the police took it upon themselves to investigate the allegations of abuse death threats and hate mail. On a cctv camera inside the cafe they found no evidence, from the traffic camera outside they found no evidence, Ms Bailey was not forthcoming with the hate mail, Her leaving town coincided with the police officially closing that file and another on four doctors accused of neglect…….no evidence. No where in the Francis report does it day people died needlessly or drank from vases which were would have been invisible as they had not been allowed on wards for yrs because of infection caused by bacteria in the flower water. Her business did not fail she sold the lease because she no longer had the time to sell bacom butties, too busy selling her book and making money from talks around the country.

    • Kitty

      Monday 14th October 2013 at 9:27 am

      Interesting J Kelly. Thank you. There are always two (or more) sides to every story.

  2. Sunday 30th June 2013 at 9:55 am

    Sad, bad news. Maybe such grave desecrators are in need of medical treatment, treatment which Ms Bailey is trying to improve, not destroy.

    Ah sod it, they need a bloody good slap. Metaphorically speaking, of course…

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