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.
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.
Democratic Services Officer
Thanet District Council
Po Box 9