Professor Sir David Hall pledges his support

Scope patron Professor Sir David Hall has pledged his support for the Hardest Hit Campaign:

“As a pediatrician I have been involved with disabled people for over 30 years.  I have seen babies with disabilities like cerebral palsy grow up into disabled adults.  I know from personal experience how tough their lives and the lives of their parents can be.  No amount of money can make up for being disabled, but a civilised society should be doing all it can to enhance their quality of life.  I am shocked and saddened that instead our Government is reducing their benefits and adding to their burdens” – Professor Sir David Hall FRCPCH, FRCP, FRCP (Edin)

7 thoughts on “Professor Sir David Hall pledges his support

  1. I am a disabled female veteran and a retired healthcare professional. This nightmare has been planned for years and is to permit UNUM and other insurance giants to flood the UK market with income protection disability insurance, just like in America. The website is only up to last year. New website will give more detailed info. Atos assessments are copied from UNUM who are DWP advisers on welfare reforms. DWP trying to stop me giving out this info. Good luck. Mo x

  2. Sir David Hall is correct in his comments, the one thing that i find alarming, is david cameron, someone who should understand all to well how life is with a disabled child, prehaps not so it would seem. Not all of us can afford to live as we would like to and get the things needed for disabled children, unlike i guess mr cameron could for his son, these kids need help, not cuts.

  3. Well done Professor Hall and thank you for supporting the disabled and chronically sick. Like Lydia I hope more high profile health professionals speak out. Judging by the comments from Maria Miller on the news today, we need all the help we can get.

  4. thankyou Sir David Hall. I hope more high profile medical professionals will lend their support to this campaign. Sickness or disability can happen to anyone, at any time. Well and able people may think these cuts dont affect them, but believe me, if the government gets its way and such savage cuts happen, people in the future will gravely regret that they didn’t speak up in support of ill and disabled people’s safety nets when they had the chance.

  5. Yes i think its horrible the way the government treats disabled people,those with physical and mental health problems. its awful the government wants to reduce the benefits of these people yet can send millions of pounds to bail out the big banks and bail out portugal. The government doesnt want disabled people to have any quality of life by doing this and cutting front life services to make our life easier. It just makes me feel suicidal at times just thinking about it. We need a miracle to stop this disaster!

  6. Well said that man!There is so much negative comment regarding people with disabilities evident in the media,good to know that civility and decency exists also.

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