Category: Resolved Issues

Drugs Shortage

Posted on 08/10/14 by Pamela Bryan

  At our AGM members complained that when they went to collect their medicines from the pharmacies there were often items missing as the pharmacy had not got them in stock causing great problems for some disabled people as they needed to get a taxi to collect their medication. STAND emailed Andrew Pickard Pharmacy Advisor|Staffordshire […]

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UHNS Provides Extra Pay and Display Machine

Posted on 08/03/14 by Pamela Bryan

Following our photographic report  STAND Photographic Report on Disabled Parking at UHNS on 11th March 2014 which highlighted several problems regarding disabled people paying for parking and the distance they have to travel to use the pay and display machines, UHNS have provided an extra machine outside A&E to cut down the unacceptable distance that disabled […]

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Meir Health Centre reverses the decision to close the disabled car park access after 5pm

Posted on 07/16/14 by Pamela Bryan

Meir Health Centre Management has closed the door from the disabled car park after 5pm although some surgeries are open until 8pm thus denying disabled people the opportunity to access appointments after 5pm. STAND contacted Healthwatch, Community Health Voice, Rob Flello MP, Local counsellors and The Sentinel to try to get this decision overturned. An immediate […]

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Winton House PIP Assessments

Posted on 06/16/14 by Pamela Bryan

PIP investigation: Council probes ‘shockingly poor and dishonest’ assessments March 17 We are aware that some members are unhappy with the PIP assessment not reflecting the extent of their health issues. See Above. Feb 2016 I have been told that our website is being used by people who have an assessment interview at Winton House […]

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UHNS Disabled people given extra parking time from Jan 1st 2015 and will not be fined if clinics over run

Posted on 04/29/14 by Pamela Bryan

Great news Folks, From 1st Jan 2015 the extra parking time for blue badge holders will be 1 hour instead of the 30 minutes granted to us last May. Morning Pam   Re: STAND   Many thanks for your e-mail   With regards to public transport, I can advise that the Trust has been actively […]

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Closure of Public Toilets In Stoke-on-Trent

Posted on 02/16/14 by Pamela Bryan

There had been great concern amongst our members that if the public toilets closed in our town centres then disabled people would find it extremely difficult as most shops did not have toilets that they cold use and those that did tended to be located on upper floors. Result At our meeting on 28th Jan […]

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Posted on 02/15/14 by Pamela Bryan

Members were very concerned about the proposed move from the Shopping Centre to John Street car park. John Street car park is a considerable distance from where Shopmobility users wanted to shop and members were concerned about having to travel this distance in all weathers. Result At our meeting on 28th Jan 2014 we asked […]

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Stafford Street New Disabled Friendly Crossing Now Open

Posted on 02/13/14 by admin

Members raised the issue of dropped kerbs not lining up in Stafford Street Hanley, which means that once a wheelchair user has travelled down one of the dropped kerbs they then have to travel some distance along a busy road before they can get to the safety of the pavement on the other side. Result […]

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