Saturday, April 19, 2008

This finally is the full page add
I have running in the local papers this coming week. It has gone back and forwards with the lawyers of the papers and I had almost given up...but one last try and I just said take out anything you like just get it in. Its really tame, but at least the many people who knew Don and know me as acquaintances will see it.... I could never get to this many people. Tomorrow in the wee small hours I head off to our local markets (if the rain ever stops) to hold my stand there with photos and petitions. I do intend getting somewhere with this.

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The Mackay family and friends have begun a petition to have a full inquiry into the death of Donald William Mackay after his treatment in Royal North Shore Hospital April 11th 2007 –till May 17th 2007.



Donald William Mackay’s cruel death cries out for justice.
This time Silence is not dignity.
We, the family and friends of Don Mackay request that the NSW State Premier and Health Minister ­ begin a full, independent and open investigation into the surgery, treatment, care and subsequent death of Donald William Mackay, as a result of the five weeks he spent in Royal North Shore Hospital between 11th April 2007 and 17th May 2007 (the day he died). We ask that those responsible if found culpable then be subject to disciplinary action. Our reasons are briefly – A RNSH Internal Investigation into Donald Mackay’s hospitalization and death, signed by in writing, admitted many failures in Donald Mackay’s care; such failures, which we believe led directly to his death after five weeks of unimaginable suffering.
For further information in relation to this matter, please write to The Mackay Family at P.O. Box 248 Port Macquarie NSW 2444, or phone 0265839622 / Mob 0417279602 and we will mail you a copy of our leaflet and our petition.
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This photo was taken when Don came back home on ANZAC day in 2006... every year he would go down...we would go down to the Town Green... not to honour war but to honour those poor working class buggers who were maimed, and crippled and generally had their lives changed for the worse for ever because of a series of madmen and corporations who were in love with money and power

12 comments:

Team Gherkin said...

Good on you! Hopefully the Sydney media should pick up on this 'ad' for you and run it. Go go go!
Cyalayta
Mal :)

morikuma said...
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Citymouse said...

I hope the add helps to get the word out.

Sling said...

Maybe this will enlighten folks to take some real action!..Best of luck mC.

Team Gherkin said...

Hey... delete "morikuma"'s comment from your comments... it's unhelpful spam, ma'am.
Just keeping an eye out for you.
Cyalayta
Mal :)

Middle Child said...

Thanks Team Gherkin what the hell was that all about... Have to ask Mr Rudd to translate...

cs said...

Hi MC: Do post your results of your activity...which by the way, no matter what, is a 100% success due to your tenacity and love for Don.
May God continue to give you the strength and courage to continue on. I am proud of you and I shall continue to pray for you and for justice. Hugs and BIG HUGS!

Anne said...

You have a lot of courage to be doing what you are doing. Reading your last few posts cut me up, really unbelievable what happened. I feel for you all.

rosemary said...

Good for you....wish I could do something to help.

Ann O'Dyne said...

Tenacity will win the battle.
You go girl!

Sara said...

Good work, MC.

Cazzie!!! said...

Exactly, and I am so glad you got full page, nothing less!