Action alert: Get Samantha to hospital for her biopsies, no more prison failings!
Samantha Faulder is a long-term anarchist prisoner in England. She was diagnosed with cancer in 2016, beginning a long journey of medical neglect in the prison system where access to treatment faced significant delays and disruption. One prison cancelled a total of 9 hospital appointments for surgery over a period of 2 years.
After six years of struggle and three major surgeries, her cancer has returned.
She is now at HMP Eastwood Park. Her six monthly check ups did not happen due to the pandemic and prison failings. At her last check up on the 3rd February the doctor said she needs to come back within 2 weeks for an emergency appointment to go to theatre to take biopsies.
It's now been nearly 2 months. HMP Eastwood Park failed to take Sam for her pre-operative assessment appointment meaning her biopsies are pushed back again to an unknown date in the future. We have no idea how many times this may have already happened (she is not told for security reasons so we do not know if it's the NHS or the prison causing delays).
Please contact HMP Eastwood Park today demanding:
Organise the biopsies with urgency
No more disruption of Samantha's medical treatment
Better communication between the admin workers and prison officers - no more missed appointments or pre-op instructions that sabotage her healthcare