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Queen Elizabeth Hospital saved me from taking my own life ... Now I plead for you to support it in its hour of need

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I sometimes wonder how we as a nation can place a value on a life? Because that’s what’s happening within West Norfolk as we speak, writes CHARLIE HODSON, patron chef at the QEH.

How we can sometimes sit back and do the very British thing of not complaining but listening to those who advise and govern our nation. And those consultants who consult with other advisors to say what others need so far away …

But I ask those who make those decisions the following simple question ... If your home fell into such great disrepair no matter, why or who is responsible. And you found yourselves living within a jungle of steel poles supporting the fabric that kept your family safe from falling ceilings I ask you what would you do?

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Imagine the added pressure our very own Queen Elizabeth Hospital is now facing.

After coping with the toughest 18 months during the worst pandemic of modern day times.

The pressures that the staff have faced, to provide care and wellbeing at the centre of all they do. Add to those pressures our amazing NHS is under daily within a hospital that is no longer fit for purpose.

I owe an immense debt of gratitude to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Lynn because it was part of “My Saving Grace”, it was part of my journey in the very beginning from a path I knew would eventually lead to finding my own peace through suicide.

There are hundreds and thousands of stories that can be told of the impact this amazing hospital has had upon folks lives within Norfolk and our neighbouring counties.

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Sign the petition

Well, I’m asking in support of the hospital and staff, its patients of today and those who in the future to come will depend upon its services.

With a decision promised for spring next year, please get behind QEH’s bid for a new hospital.

I hope you will find your own voice and support the campaign to build a new hospital that will be future proof for many years to come.

The QEH wants as many people as possible to sign the petition calling for it to be rebuilt. The deadline for signing is September 9. The Department of Health is then drawing up a ‘long-list’ of applicants to be considered. Go to https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/590390

Don't suffer alone. If you are affected by any of the issues in this article contact The Samaritans on 116 123

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