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Reg’s chilly misery in ice-cold hospital

Hospital claims problem was for just one day A PENSIONER using the dialysis unit at Kent and Canterbury hospital says renal patients are suffering freezing conditions because of a malfunctioning air unit. Patient and former civil engineer Reg Hansell says the icy temperatures have been an issue for days. He said: “After two weeks an apology letter stated that boilers …

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Community hospitals costing us £10 million

HEALTH bosses say community hospitals are costing £10 million across the district and they need to cut costs. Simon Perks, accountable officer for the clinical commissioning groups in Canterbury and Ashford, told county councillors the three hospitals in the Canterbury district – Queen Victoria, Whitstable and Tankerton and Faversham Cottage Hospital – added an extra £10 million to the budget …

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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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Outpatient clinics decision hangs on university report

Consultation responses given to researchers CAMPAIGNERS will have to wait until June to find out where hospital outpatient clinics will be based. Health bosses have passed all the responses in the East Kent Hospitals University Foundation Trust consultation on reducing the number of sites where consultant-led clinics are held to number-crunchers at the University of Kent, and will report 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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Join the battle for outpatient services

Crowds expected at meeting to decide hospital’s future CAMPAIGNERS have issued a call to all supporters of the Queen Victoria Memorial Hospital to turn out for a second public meeting about its future. So many people packed into the Kings Hall for the first session in January that crowds were turned away, so officials promised to return to explain their …

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