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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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