Desecration of Mum’s grave was the last straw

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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 Ian Birell of The Independent recently wrote: “Britons cling to a nostalgic notion that this creaking, outdated institution is the envy of the world.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.”

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gloria mundi
10 years ago

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…

J Kelly
J Kelly
10 years ago

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… Read more »

10 years ago
Reply to  J Kelly

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