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‘You had better be ready for a fight’

Pilgrims Hospices board gets rough ride over proposals to close the city inpatients’ ward IF THE trustees of the Pilgrims Hospices took one thing away from a public meeting last week, it may be this line from former nurse Peggy Pryer: “If you want to carry on these plans, be prepared for a fight.” The mood of the meeting on …

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All hospice beds should be retained

The decision by Pilgrims Hospice trustees to abandon their proposals is extremely welcome. If there was one message from the public meeting on Canterbury Pilgrims Hospice, it was surely for management to halt plans and think again (People Power Prompts Hospice Closure Rethink, Kentish Gazette, June 12). It seemed clear to many residents at the meeting a move to phase …

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Hospice closure is deeply troubling

The decision by Pilgrims Hospice trustees to review their proposals is welcome. If there was one message from the public meeting on Canterbury Pilgrims Hospice, it was surely for management to halt plans and think again (The Mass Walkout: Hundreds Leave Hospice Meeting In Disgust, Whitstable Gazette, June 5). It seemed clear to many residents at the meeting a move …

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I write as a now-retired GP and very long-term supporter, advocate, fundraiser and specialist palliative physician who worked on the ward at Canterbury Pilgrims Hospice for many years from 1982 to August 2010. I question the wisdom and fear the long-term fall out, both a loss of loyalty and income if the beds were to be closed in Canterbury, known …

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