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Fundraisers’ purple reign at tower

Herne Bay’s most famous landmark was lit up in purple to mark International Epilepsy Awareness Day. The event was organised by the Team Jo Epilepsy Foundation and the Friends of the Clock Tower group. Charity campaigner Jo Mumford hopes to raise money to buy an EEG machine for Kent and Canterbury Hospital. The machine will allow people with epilepsy to …

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The top 7 priorities facing our next MP from 2015

THE campaigning for the General Election only started this week, but some people in Canterbury are already looking ahead. TIM BATES looks at the biggest issues that will face Canterbury and Whitstable’s new MP… 1. Housing While Canterbury’s Local Plan has been put together by the city council, rather than an MP, its unpopular plan to build thousands of new …

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Ill grandad leaves secure ward to wander at night

A frail great-grandfather was able to walk out of a secure hospital ward and wander the streets late at night in the freezing cold and rain. Seriously ill John Langridge, 78, managed to slip out of a high dependency ward at Kent and Canterbury Hospital unnoticed — despite the doors being locked for his own safety. A taxi driver found …

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Something else for chiefs to-do list

In little over a week, Chris Bown will start his £294,000 one-year stewardship of the troubled East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust. Mr Bown has said he wants to explore for himself the trust’s myriad problems before he speaks publicly — but it is unlikely he would have thought that vulnerable missing patients might have been on his lengthy …

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Illegal parking sign won’t see council change policy

Challenge to ticket opens up can of worms A landmark tribunal ruling has found Canterbury City Council guilty of illegal parking enforcement — yet the authority is refusing point blank to change its policy. Numerous parking signs – in place since 2007 – are unlawfully worded and unenforceable, adjudicators have decided. Their decision could prompt hundreds of challenges to historic …

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Cancer woman s appeal to former hospital staff on asbestos threat

Fears incurable disease picked up at hospital A great-grandmother has launched a desperate appeal to find former work colleagues after she was diagnosed with an incurable lung cancer linked to asbestos exposure. Shirley Price, 79, of Sussex Avenue, Hampton, worked at the Brookwood Hospital in Surrey for three years in the mid 1970s, where she believes she may have been …

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Praise for Kent & Canterbury hospital

Having just completed a course of therapy as a patient in Kent and Canterbury Hospital’s oncology centre, I’d like to praise publicly the cheerfulness, professionalism, efficiency and openness to all inquiries of the medical and nursing staff, especially the radiography team. They do long shifts and are probably underpaid, while interim chief executives, as you have pointed out, are unbelievably, …

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Family’s horror as gran, 91, is injured in fall at hospital

Gwendoline left ‘broken in mind and spirit’ A 91-YEAR-OLD grandmother says the poor care and injuries she sustained at Kent and Canterbury Hospital have “broken my spirit and mind”. The family of Gwendoline Wakeling, who lives in Whitstable, have accused the hospital of “running around in circles” and “throwing her on the scrapheap”, after the 91-year-old was left lying in …

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Kent and Canterbury Hospital patient Vicki Adams claims she has been “psychologically traumatised” following routine treatment

A hospital patient claims she has been “psychologically traumatised” following routine treatment for kidney stones. Vicki Adams is accusing Kent and Canterbury Hospital of a litany of care blunders and says her cries for help fell on deaf ears. Her horror stories include a soiled wound dressing found in her sheets when nurses told her she could make her own bed. …

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High quality care in hospital

I was unfortunate to suffer a stroke while staying in Canterbury during Christmas but I feel very fortunate in having been taken into the stroke unit in Kent and Canterbury Hospital. Notwithstanding that I was admitted in the early hours of Boxing Day, my treatment was exemplary. Doctors, nurses, ancillary staff, all went out their way to lessen the trauma …

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