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Pilgrims Hospice bosses resign after beds’ row

Shock announcement by chief executive and chairman of trustees TWO of the most senior members of staff at the Pilgrims’ Hospice have resigned. Chief executive Steve Auty will step down at the end of the month, while Dr Richard Morey has already departed as chairman of the board of trustees. The two men have 25 years’ experience at the charity …

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‘You had better be ready for a fight’

Pilgrims Hospices board gets rough ride over proposals to close the city inpatients’ ward IF THE trustees of the Pilgrims Hospices took one thing away from a public meeting last week, it may be this line from former nurse Peggy Pryer: “If you want to carry on these plans, be prepared for a fight.” The mood of the meeting on …

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Hospice trustees finally listened to your protest

A piece of my mind. Julie Wassmer; TV writer, author and local campaigner ONE Friday evening, a few weeks ago, an important public meeting took place concerning the planned closure of beds on the in-patient ward at Canterbury’s Pilgrims Hospice. An estimated 500 people attended and in spite of our MP Julian Brazier chairing the meeting and the presence of many …

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Closure off, but new plan means beds at risk

HOSPICE TO STAY OPEN The Pilgrims Hospice’s inpatient centre in Canterbury will stay open – but bosses are refusing to say how many of its 16 beds will be spared the axe. Trustees’ chairman Dr Richard Morey said the organisation was reacting to the public outcry over the proposed closure of the entire Canterbury inpatient unit. But the hospice insists …

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Bid to raise extra £1m for Pilgrims

‘People power’ celebrated as ward beds are saved, but now more cash must be found THE battle to save beds at Canterbury’s hospice has been won but the mission to raise money for the Pilgrims charity continues. That was the message from campaigners after the charity announced the decision not to go ahead with a planned bed closure at the …

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People power prompts hospice closure rethink

A public outcry over plans to close the Pilgrims Hospice ward in Canterbury has inspired charity bosses to reconsider. Trustees were “extremely concerned” about the outpouring of opposition expressed by hundreds who attended an emotionally- charged public meeting at Canterbury Academy last week. On Monday, they decided to postpone further public meetings while the trustees “review their plans” for inpatient …

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Hospice reconsiders Canterbury ward closure

PUBLIC meetings arranged by the Pilgrims Hospices in Margate and Ashford have been cancelled, as trustees reconsider plans to close the inpatient ward at Canterbury. The planned closure in 2016, which senior trustees and executives had described as “necessary”, has been heavily criticised, with hundreds of angry members of the public storming out of a meeting last month. Dr Richard …

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