Series

Dartmouth Hospital

Emails to Hancock and Mangnall

Date From

Saturday 5 December 2020

Date To

Monday 15 February 2021

Description

The residents of Dartmouth are fed up after being ignored and brushed aside for years. Contact your MP (people say)... See what happens when you do. Listen to this empassioned plea and read the nonsense emails that are received in response...


From: lynn gunnigle

Sent: 05 December 2020 02:32

To: matt.hancock.mp@parliament.uk; anthony.mangnall.mp@parliament.uk

Subject: The Death, Anxiety and Trauma of those who live in rural Devon Conservative Britain 2020.

Please find attached a voice recording that I wish to be accepted by Mr Hancock and Mr Mangnall as a letter in addition to my text here.

Sorry some bits repeated...my thoughts get mixed up sometimes.

Unluckily for you both sometimes THEY WORK !

The point of recording my email letter to you is to avoid typing as my hands are not cooperating.

I wish every word spoken and written to be considered as a cease and desist in your responsibility (despite your treacherous 2012 abomination Act) of your abandonment of duty to provide reasonable access to healthcare.

I forgot to add Local Councils to the list of leeches please add them too.

This is an emergency please respond accordingly.

From Lynn Gunnigle

 


LISTEN:

Email Exchange

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From: Anthony Mangnall MP <anthony.mangnall.mp@parliament.uk>

Date: 04/01/2021 10:41 (GMT+00:00)

To: lynngunnigle@xxxxxxxxxx

Subject: (Case Ref: AM1826)

Dear Ms Gunnigle,

Thank you for sending through your email again; I did not respond to the first one as I believe I had responded to your concerns previously.

That is, I ignored it.

I understand you are concerned about the NHS and funding in Devon, but I am afraid that I cannot agree with your comments.

Devon’s hospitals, including those serving the South Devon area, have received funding as the Government has allocated £13.2 million in funding to upgrade Devon’s hospitals and complete crucial maintenance projects.

Among the trusts receiving funding are Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust which has been awarded £5.2 million, and University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust which has been awarded £3.9 million. Projects are under way and will be completed by March 2021, including operating theatre improvements at Torbay Hospital.

This is part of the Government’s £1.5 billion capital funding in the NHS which also includes plans to modernise mental health facilities, expand A&E capacity and improve infection control ahead of the winter.

The above is typical copy-and-paste from government websites. It has little, if any, meaning to people in communities but all those £ signs look awfully good, don't they?

Rural healthcare has always been one of my top priorities and since being elected I have campaigned hard for correct provision for the region, so this is a step in the right direction.

And what, pray tell, is CORRECT provision? And, a "step in the right direction" as defined by whom?

On top of all of this, the plans for the modern £4.7 million health and wellbeing centre in Dartmouth have been approved at a meeting of South Hams District Council's Development Management Committee.

That's all very impressive but is it a hospital and will it have any beds? And, just what is a "health and wellbeing centre" anyway?

This means Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust (the Trust) can go ahead with the approval process and legal agreements to move the scheme from planning into the building phase. The final sign off by the Trust Board, NHS Devon Clinical Commissioning Group, GPs and South Hams District Council (the Council) is planned for January 2021. With the approvals in place, work could start on site as early as February next year. The Trust will manage the delivery of the building with funding from the Council. The completed building will be owned by the Council and leased to the NHS.

Sounds good but doesn't the Council already own a building... a proper hospital, not this proposed building that has been described as nothing more than an office block?

I am regularly engaged with local health trusts to ensure that our rural healthcare provision is widespread and comprehensive across Totnes, Kingsbridge, Brixham, Dartmouth and Paignton.

What are all these "health trusts"... I thought we had an NHS? Closing Dartmouth Hospital is hardly providing "widespread and comprehensive" healthcare now is it?

Earlier this year I visited the newly built Nightingale Hospital in Exeter and witnessed first-hand the extraordinary work carried out by the NHS.

Obligatory "aren't the NHS wonderful" comment.

Therefore I feel that the comments on your voice email are factually incorrect. There are no conspiracies, corruption or stealing of property, but if, as you say you have proof and evidence, please do take them to the authorities.

I realise you continue to be extremely unhappy with the whole situation, but I am afraid I strongly disagree with you and unless you have any proof of your comments, I will not be corresponding with you further on this subject.

I cannot/will not anwer your questions, so off you toddle.

Kind regards

Anthony

Anthony Mangnall MP for Totnes and South Devon

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From: lynn gunnigle

Sent: 04 January 2021 10:52

To: Anthony Mangnall MP

Subject: RE: (Case Ref: AM1826)

No one will look at my evidence the police said complain to NHS which is like telling a victim to complain to its abuser.

The ombudsmen won't look at it and the Torbay NHS Foundation Trust and CCG refuse to respond to any questions too.

So who exactly are people like Leslie Darke who is acting unlawfully by actually stealing a building that belongs to our community answerable to?

Please let me know asap so I can take action.

Also can you confirm you will NOT be fighting to have our beds and MIU (minor injuries unit) returned, as you assured me you would, and that you are going to ignore my cease and desist.

From L Gunnigle

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From: Anthony Mangnall MP <anthony.mangnall.mp@parliament.uk>

Date: 25/01/2021 16:06 (GMT+00:00)

To: lynngunnigle@xxxxxxxxxx

Subject: Re: NHS Protection Amendment (Case Ref: AM5328)

Dear Ms Gunnigle,

Thank you for contacting me about the Trade Bill and new clause 17.

I am pleased to have been recently elected to serve on the International Trade Committee. This means a crucial part of my job is to scrutinise the Government’s trade policy. The Committee does so conscientiously and without fear or favour.

I recognise the strength of feeling about the provisions seeking to protect the NHS in new clause 17 which was debated in the House of Commons last year and the more recent amendment 11 which was tabled in the House of Lords. However, for what I believe are sensible and practical reasons, I did not support the amendments.

It is important to bear in mind that the Trade Bill is a continuity Bill. The powers within the Bill could not be used to implement new free trade agreements with countries such as the US. Instead, the Bill only allows for trade agreements that we have been party to through our EU membership to be transitioned into UK law.

I also want to be clear that no future trade agreement will be allowed to undermine the guiding principle of the NHS: that it is universal and free at the point of need. I welcome the Government’s clear and absolute commitment that the NHS will be protected in any future trade agreement. Indeed, the price the NHS pays for drugs will not be on the table and nor will the services the NHS provides. This was a commitment in the manifesto on which I stood.

I also want to stress that Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) does not, and cannot, force the privatisation of public services or oblige the Government to open the NHS to further competition. There is also yet to be a successful ISDS claim against the UK and nor has the threat of potential disputes affected the Government’s legislative programme.

As an independent member of the Word Trade Organisation’s (WTO) Agreement on Government Procurement (GPA), the UK is free to decide what procurement is covered under the agreement. Ministers have made clear that the UK’s GPA coverage does not and will not apply to the procurement of UK health services. Indeed, health and social care services are not, and will not, be included in the UK's market access schedule to the GPA, meaning that they will not be opened to GPA competition.

I hope this response has provided a measure of reassurance and thank you again for taking the time to contact me.

Kind regards

Anthony

Anthony Mangnall MP for Totnes and South Devon

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From: lynngunnigle

Sent: 27 January 2021 09:40

To: Anthony Mangnall MP

Subject: Re: NHS Protection Amendment (Case Ref: AM5328)

Mr Magnall will you please answer my email re NHS beds, MIU and ignoring my cease and desist.

Replying to questions I did not ask and sending a load of copy and paste deceptive propaganda is not acceptable.

From L Gunnigle.

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From: lynn gunnigle

Sent: 14 February 2021 20:02

To: MANGNALL, Anthony , HANCOCK, Matthew

Subject: Dartmouth Hospital and the removal of reasonable access to healthcare.

Dear Mr Mangnall and Mr Hancock,

Will you please have the decency to respond to my email and in particular my question about who to present my evidence to, re Leslie Darke and the unlawful sale/transfer of our Hospital building whilst a live charge is on the deeds of covenant gifting it to the community.

Would you also indicate when you will respond to my cease and desist access to healthcare? I'm tired of my friends dying at home alone without care or comfort, I've lost two that way in just 10 weeks... how can you do that to your own people? And will you also state your position re our NHS services, beds and MIU, here in Dartmouth.

From L Gunnigle ....again!

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From: Anthony Mangnall MP

Sent: 15 February 2021 15:29

To: lynngunnigle@xxxxxxxxxx

Subject: Re: Dartmouth Hospital and the removal of reasonable access to healthcare. (Case Ref: AM3582)

Dear Ms Gunnigle

Thank you for your email and I was very sorry to hear that you have lost two of your friends in the last couple of months; this pandemic has been particularly cruel and has impacted many families.

We have corresponded on many occasions about Dartmouth and I am afraid I have nothing more to add, however, I am sure you will be pleased that a building contract was approved on Friday and the new Health and Well Being Centre should be completed by summer 2022.

... and yet we are still awaiting actual answers to questions...

Kind regards

Anthony

Anthony Mangnall MP for Totnes and South Devon

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From: lynn gunnigle

Sent: 15 February 2021 18:30

To: Anthony Mangnall MP

Subject: RE: Dartmouth Hospital and the removal of reasonable access to healthcare. (Case Ref: AM3582)

Mr Mangnall you have not answered my question... Again! How many times am I expected to ask you before I can get a reply? My friends did not die of covid so your assumption is incorrect . Let's start again shall we? You suggested in your email that I take my evidence re Lesley Darke and our Hospital building to the appropriate authority, could you please for the love of your people TELL ME WHO THAT AUTHORITY is PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE I have asked four times now.

I will ask the other two questions again but want to simplify it for you by doing it one at a time.

Your news about the ripping up of our Earth's crust for no other reason than incurable greed is not good news to us now forced to live in a building site. I have asthma so that will be something to look forward to, Shame on an unlawful mis-use of public funds, we have a Hospital and under-utilised clinic and don’t need this flat-roofed monstrosity but hey ho as long as everyone gets a few bob from the public purse why should you concern yourself? Please note I was at the planning meeting re HUB and have concerns and will be taking them up. As far as Im aware all the info was not available to the planning committee yet here we are with contracts given... that's odd don’t you think? Will you please answer the question about Lesley Darke, if you don’t know the answer please signpost me to someone who does.

From L Gunnigle

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