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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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Excellent K&C care after minor stroke

As the Kent and Canterbury Hospital has received some criticism in your paper and the NHS in the national Press, I would like to record my experience. I spent six days in the K&C last week having suffered a mild stroke and received excellent treatment. The nursing was friendly and efficient. The doctors told me exactly what was going on …

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Patients ‘freezing’ after boiler broke

Patients endured “tortuous and freezing” conditions for more two weeks on a ward at Kent and Canterbury Hospital because of a boiler breakdown. Up to 40 of them suffering with kidney failure struggled to keep warm while undergoing dialysis on the Thomas Becket ward. And claims by hospital bosses that extra heating maintained the temperature at 22 degrees have been …

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My dad wasn’t ready to die — it’s appalling

Former war hero’s death blamed on ‘ill-judged plumbing’ A war veteran who survived 25 missions in a bomber over Germany was killed by a water-borne disease at sheltered flats in Herne Bay. An inquest heard ill-judged plumbing on a shower had caused legionella bacteria to develop in a water tank at St Clement’s Court in Canterbury Road. The tragic mistake …

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Helping to raise EDS awareness

If I were to stand in any High Street and ask 100 people whether they had heard of Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, I would be met with blank stares. Until a few months ago my response would have been exactly the same. It was only when I learned that a friend of mine has the condition that I began to find out …

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Raising awareness of a tissue disorder

IF I were to stand in any high street and ask 100 people at random whether they had heard of Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, my question would be met with blank stares and mutterings of “Ihaven’t heard of that one before”. Until a few months ago my response would have been exactly the same. It was only when I learned that a …

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Hospital is superb

TWO weeks ago I had a heart attack and ended up in the Kent and Canterbury hospital. Several years ago many of us were campaigning for the very future of our hospital. 11 my recent expeelenc. Is anything to go on, we now have the most superb hospital in Canterbury. Within seconds of my arrival I was on a bed. …

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