We call on Caroline Selkirk, Accountable Officer for East Kent to call a halt the closures in The Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother Hospital, to listen to the public and to fight the erosion of OUR NHS.
Why is this important?
Our Hospital's A&E, Maternity and the Stroke Unit are threatened. NHS bosses want closures and services transferred to Canterbury or further. Our GPs are being corralled into 3 super-hubs, making it harder for us to get treatment. There are cuts to social care and the number of care homes – all private – are woefully inadequate. In spite of the government promising more NHS funding, it is not enough. The cuts are being pushed through under the ‘STP’ carried out by “Kent & Medway NHS’, which is neither a legal nor a democratic body.