THE LEAGUE of Friends of Queen Victoria Memorial Hospital held their meeting on Monday, March 30. Emily Headley, head of podiatry surgery and Carol Seith, consultant podiatry surgeon attended the meeting. Carol is now carrying out operations at the hospital and following her introduction put in a request for some much needed up-to-date power tool equipment for the operating theatre at a cost of £70,000. The committee agreed this in principal and await the submission of paperwork to support the bid. Hannah Walker, Dr Carter’s secretary, advised that the pilot scheme for weekend surgeries held at the hospital is due to finish at the end of March following a decision made by the Clinical Commissioning Group. Ann Gannon attended a Patient Experience Group meeting and was told that the community therapists are starting an upper limb group and also a neurological fatigue group in the rehab dept. at the hospital. Following the retirement of Liz Kemp the chairman welcomed Kate McGettrick to the committee.
Herne Bay Times, April 22nd 2015