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NHS cuts hit home

The article by Sir Roger Gale in the Gazette could almost have been written by an opposition member and not from a person whose party is actually in power. I deeply sympathise with his view that it is a sorry situation that the Queen Vic hospital has had so many of its outpatients services stripped and placed in the inaccessible …

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Gillian Fowler receives British Empire Medal

The Chairwoman of the League of Friends of the Queen Victoria Memorial Hospital in Herne Bay, Gillian Fowler, has been awarded with the British Empire Medal (BEM) for her service to the community. Mrs Fowler, who is one of 292 people who have received the BEM, has been involved in the continuous efforts to keep services in the town. Upon hearing the …

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Gillian Fowler: life and times

For 40 years, Gillian Fowler has dedicated her time and effort to supporting Herne Bay’s Queen Victoria Memorial Hospital. It is a mission that has become all the more poignant since her dying husband was cared for there Are you a native of Herne Bay? I was born in Herne Bay in a nursing home at the bottom on the …

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Queen Victoria fills the King’s Hall

The King’s Hall was packed – a fantastic sight. It gladdens my heart to see people getting involved in local issues, and the turnout this evening was clear evidence of the importance of QVMH to our town.  Congratulations to Gillian Fowler, and the League of Friends of QVMH, and a swarm of others around town for alerting us to the …

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QVMH – it’s our hospital, so it’s up to us to save it

As you may know by now, the Outpatient Services at Queen Victoria Memorial Hospital are under threat of closure. The hospital is covnenient for Herne Bay residents, with good public transport links and ample parking – we need to protect the services our hospital provides. If you want to save the QVMH Outpatient Services, here are three things you can …

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Hospital Fête

Good news – the QVMH Fête is going ahead as planned, despite CCC/Serco trying to rush them hundreds of pounds of charitable donations to advertise themselves with a banner across the High Street. (Apparently Serco are a bit red-faced about this over-enthusaistic charging. Good.) Anyway, here’s a copy of their poster. Just click it to enlarge it. Better still, print …

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The Friends’ Fête and the Council’s greed

Oh look, here’s another good thing that Our Council seems to be hell-bent on stamping out. Like the recent bus rally (but much more worthy) it doesn’t take many brain cells to figure out that the hospital fête is a good thing that deserves encouragement and support, not fleecing. CCC are happy to fritter £17,000 of our money on new …

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