Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Stop Press QEQM Emergency Surgery Re-located to Canterbury.

 Green Party Councillor and Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Thanet South, Ian Driver has expressed his shock about the decision of the East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust to relocate emergency and high risk surgery from the QEQM to the Canterbury Hospital.
Said Driver “This decision was a bolt from the blue, which will have a major impact on Thanet residents. I can’t understand why there has been no consultation with local people about the change. The lack of surgeons, which is being cited by the Trust as the reason for the move, is something which they would have been aware of months ago. I suspect that this is a smokescreen to cover up cuts to emergency surgery be re-locating it on one site. I would not be in the least bit surprised if this so-called temporary move soon becomes permanent. I will be contacting the Trust Chief Executive Stuart Bain to seek his reassurance that emergency and specialist surgery will not be permanently moved from QEQM”

1 comment:

  1. Well done Ian: do the NHS not report to the council on changes first? Fewer surgeons seems a major problem. FOI of staffing and salaries will help in future.