To: Health Minister, Matt Hancock & NHS Thanet CCG, Sir Roger Gale MP & Craig Mackinlay

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?

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

  • Currently we have K&c under threat. William Harvey undertaking further services that are not currently going to stay local to Thanet. How many have travelled in an emergency to William Harvey in a car at night with poor lighting, road and cars coming towards you with headlights on and drivers at speeds overtaking, and you would expect to find them over turned in front of you. This is journey is not an acceptable one to travel to the nearest A&E in any emergency
  • I cannot believe that anybody would consider this proposal! Let's hope they are not serious. John F
  • I’ve signed as I have been taken to the A and E Department several times whilst attending Dane Court School. The last thing you need is a long journey in abject pain to Canterbury. You closed Ramsgate A and E years ago, don’t let the same thing happen to this one.

Updates

2018-10-30 22:31:52 +0000

10,000 signatures reached

2018-03-12 14:42:49 +0000

5,000 signatures reached

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