To: Health Minister, Jeremy Hunt & NHS Thanet CCG

Save our A&E unit at Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother Hospital, Margate.

Save our A&E unit at Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother Hospital, Margate.

Abstain from downgrading or cutting completely the Accident & Emergency services at Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother Hospital

Why is this important?

The Accident and Emergency unit at Margates' QEQM hospital has, once again,
come under threat from proposed government cuts. There is a plan to close
the A&E unit and centralise A&E facilities at Canterbury.

This will risk the lives of the people who need this vital service. The time taken to travel to Canterbury from Thanet could mean the difference between life and death to those who are ill or involved in accidents.

I have a special needs son, who has global learning difficulties and severe epilepsy. When he suffers from epileptic fits, we often have to use the A&E facility at Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother Hospital. I am sure that there are many others, who are in a similar situation, and need to do likewise.

I have started an online petition, to be sent to Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt, in order to try and save our A&E unit at Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother Hospital, Margate.

This A&E unit is vitally important to the people of Thanet. Transferring services to Canterbury or Ashford would cost lives.

Thanet, Kent.

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Reasons for signing

  • Helped my family many times
  • We can't let this happen! QEQM A&E and ambulance staff do a fantastic job in extenuating circumstances and we can't afford to lose this facility.
  • As one who has been involved in several emergency ambulance rides, I would be alarmed to see Thanet and the surrounding area deprived of a full A&E service.

Updates

2017-11-30 20:28:35 +0000

1,000 signatures reached

2017-11-29 22:44:45 +0000

500 signatures reached

2017-11-29 14:10:38 +0000

100 signatures reached

2017-11-29 10:38:21 +0000

50 signatures reached

2017-11-29 09:53:00 +0000

25 signatures reached

2017-11-29 02:35:17 +0000

10 signatures reached