ePetition details

Save Our NHS in Kent Judicial Review

We the undersigned petition the council to contribute £5,000 to Save Our NHS in Kent's judicial review of the decision to close the stroke unit at QEQM Hospital.

NHS bosses have decided to close three out of the existing six hospital stroke units in Kent, which will greatly increase journey times for the most deprived populations. This will severely affect the chances of people in Thanet reaching timely stroke care and could increase mortality and disability rates as a result.
Save Our NHS in Kent (SONiK) has lodged a legal challenge, asking a judge to review the decision and arguing for at least four stroke units in the county and for one of these units to be located at Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother Hospital in Thanet. This will ensure that all patients reach the care they need within approximately 35 minutes.

Started by: Carly Jeffrey

This ePetition ran from 13/06/2019 to 21/08/2019 and has now finished.

86 people signed this ePetition.

Council response

With reference to your Online petition request Save our NHS

Dear Ms Jeffrey,

I can confirm that we received your Epetition which contained 86 valid signatures. In accordance with the Council’s petitions policy we will present the paper petition to the next ordinary Council meeting, this is scheduled for 5 September 2019.

You, as the petition organiser are entitled to speak at the Council meeting for up to three minutes to explain why you feel it is important that the Council takes action. I would be very grateful if you could contact me to confirm whether or not you wish to take this opportunity to speak. (N.B this opportunity is for one person only)

If you have any queries regarding the petition or the process, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Kind Regards

James Clapson

Democratic Services Officer

Thanet District Council

Po Box 9

Cecil Street