I fully support the decision of Health Regulator Monitor to place the East Kent NHS Trust into special measures.
Thanet already suffers from severe health inequalities compared with other parts of Kent. We must have a health and hospital service which is properly funded and fit for purpose instead of a failing service which is letting down many Thanet residents.
I hope that the additional support and expertise provided by special measures will enable the East Kent Hospital Trust to become stronger and more effective. However until we have a properly funded NHS free from privatization and profiteering services will continue to be inadequate and poor for many people.