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East Kent hospitals chairman will net £50,000 for three…

A new chairman is being sought to lead East Kent Hospitals Trust, including Thanet’s QEQM Hospital Comments (0) The East Kent Hospitals NHS Trust is advertising for a new chairman to lead its board of directors. The trust which runs hospitals in Thanet, Dover, Folkestone, Ashford, Deal and Canterbury, has a turnover of approximately £520 million. The current chairman, Nicholas Wells, …

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Nurses are up in arms over ‘disgraceful’ salary

HOSPITAL CHIEF IN FIRING LINE The Royal College of Nursing has reacted with fury and disbelief to the eye-watering £294,000 salary being handed to new hospitals chief exec Chris Bown. It says the figure – which Mr Bown will earn for a four-day week — is unjust when nurses are receiving a pay rise ofjust 1% while also working extra …

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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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Third of beds at hospice to shut by 2016

Future plan is to provide more patient care in the home, says chief executive A THIRD of the inpatient beds at Pilgrims Hospice will shut in the next two years – but more could be provided in future. News of the closure was broken to staff and volunteers last week and managers said the 16-bed inpatient unit at the Canterbury …

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Write to minister about Queen Vic

ON THURSDAY, March 13, I attended the second of the open meetings held at The Kings Hall, Herne Bay, advertised under the misnomer of it being a public consultation. In total, close on 1000 local residents have turned out to show their support for the retention of outpatient services at the Queen Victoria Hospital, and from my conversations regarding the …

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NHS vows rethink on clinic moves

CAMPAIGNERS have given a cautious welcome to hospital bosses’ pledge to look again at plans to move outpatient clinics from Herne Bay. Officials want to set up one-stop shops, with clinics at fewer locations around east Kent, and just one in Faversham, Whitstable or Herne Bay. East Kent Hospitals University Foundation Trust chose Estuary View in Whitstable as its preferred …

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Health chiefs will ‘rethink’ clinic options

Plans to move outpatient services from Queen Victoria Hospital under attack HOSPITAL bosses promised to rethink plans to move outpatient clinics to Estuary View in Whitstable during a meeting last week. The East Kent Hospitals University Foundation Trust aims to move appointments to just one site in east Kent — either Faversham, Whitstable or Herne Bay. The preferred location is …

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