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£70,000 tools for surgeons

Hospital surgeons are to get £70,000 worth of new power tool equipment for their operating theatre. The committee of the League of Friends of Queen Victoria Memorial Hospital in Herne Bay agreed the purchase at its annual general meeting. At the same meeting it was revealed that a pilot scheme for weekend surgeries at the hospital finished at the end …

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IN BRIEF

League funds The Queen Victoria Memorial Hospital has received a new exercise bike to help patients with cardiac rehabilitation. The League of Friends announced the news at a committee meeting at the end of February. At the meeting, Sister Teresa Wright from Heron Ward said the new phlebotomy service will remain in Herne Bay, despite other outpatient services being transferred …

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Looking on the bright side of outpatients move

Campaigner confident about Queen Victoria Memorial’s future WITH the move of Herne Bay’s outpatient services to a “hub” at Estuary View in Whitstable, a leading health campaigner has urged a positive approach from all concerned. Asked if the end of outpatient services in the town might ultimately lead to the demise of the Queen Victoria Memorial Hospital, Gillian Fowler, chairman …

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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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Gillian Fowler: life and times

For 40 years, Gillian Fowler has dedicated her time and effort to supporting Herne Bay’s Queen Victoria Memorial Hospital. It is a mission that has become all the more poignant since her dying husband was cared for there Are you a native of Herne Bay? I was born in Herne Bay in a nursing home at the bottom on the …

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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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Decision looms on outpatients’ clinics

‘There is no logical reason to take services away’ A FINAL report on where hospital outpatient clinics should be located was due to be completed this week. Officials were meeting to discuss the results of their latest scoring exercise comparing Estuary View in Whitstable with the Queen Victoria hospital in Herne Bay, the Whitstable and Tankerton Hospital and Faversham Cottage …

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Friends sing for Big Quiz supper

The League of Friends of the Kent and Canterbury Hospital is delighted to once again receive a share of the record £10,000 raised by the KM Big Quiz. It is estimated that £2,500 will go towards our charitable funds. However we do have to ‘sing for our supper!’ For many years, League of Friends volunteers have prepared the food for …

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Herne Bay Hospital League of Friends

THE League of Friends committee of Queen Victoria Memorial Hospital held its meeting on Monday, April 28. Members were told two new hospital signs have been erected but that signage Is still being awaited for people coming to the hospital via Blacksole Bridge. The chairman has contacted the council, which has promised another sign. The outpatient review is still continuing, …

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IN BRIEF

Petition given in at hospital QUEEN VIC: A petition of more than 5,000 signatures was handed to health bosses on Monday. Gillian Fowler, chairman of the League of Friends of the Queen Victoria Memorial Hospital, gave it to Dr Jeremy Carter at the Park Surgery in Kings Road. The petition calls for outpatient clinics to be kept at the hospital …

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