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Family’s Fright At Restaurant

Parents separated from children during violent incident A HERNE BAY mother has spoken of the terrifying moment her family was caught up in a confrontation at a packed restaurant on Saturday evening. Kent Police was called to reports of a disturbance at the Hungry Horse restaurant in Herne Bay Road, Whitstable. A female member of staff was allegedly hit with …

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Campaign lost for hospital services

BATTLE TO SAVE QUEEN VICTORIA MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Campaigners have lost their battle to save outpatient services at the Queen Victoria Memorial Hospital in Herne Bay. It follows the decision by East Kent NHS Trust bosses to push forward with plans to axe the number of outpatient sites from 15 to six. Following a £30,000 public consultation, services such as obstetrics, …

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Fears as clinics move in service shake-up

Campaigners claim long journeys await Bay patients OUTPATIENT clinics are to be taken away from Herne Bay and Faversham hospitals as part of a shake-up of health services. Hospital bosses insist the changes will lead to “improved services” because they will introduce a one-stop shop approach where patients can have tests on the same day they see a doctor. But …

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New hope hospital will keep outpatient services

Campaigners are hopeful that outpatient services at the Queen Victoria Memorial Hospital can be saved as health bosses edge closer to a decision. Experts from the University of Kent have written a report following a three-month public consultation, which will be discussed by Kent County Council’s health overview committee in Maidstone tomorrow (Friday). The report by Dr Sarah Hotham, public …

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Pensioners get lift to crunch meeting

A CONTINGENT of pensioners from Maxted Court in Highfield View, Herne Bay, have been offered free transport to the Kings Hall meeting by the Canterbury and Herne Bay Volunteer Centre. The one-off service comes after six drivers offered to transport those unable to get to the meeting. Maxted Court resident Shelagh Turner said: “The six drivers volunteered because they all …

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