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Fears 'super hospital' plan ignores impact on patients

The A&E at the William Harvey.

30 November 2017

There are fears health chiefs are not looking into the impact on patients when considering plans for a new hospital to replace A&Es in east Kent.

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"The changes are to improve how we care for patients as well as staff wellbeing."

Medway Maritime Hospital. Library image

30 November 2017

The trust is 'disappointed' talks over staff rosters could end in industrial action.

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Pioneering clinic opens in shopping centre

Andrew Honeyman and John Pither (Directors), Jo Beech (DGS CCG) and MP Adam Holloway

30 November 2017

A pioneering NHS-funded ultrasound clinic will treat people from a town centre shopping complex in a bid to cut waiting times and improve access.

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Third of children in England can't swim

29 November 2017

Around one in three youngsters will be unable to swim when they leave primary school, according to research.

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Hospital staff could take strike action

Theatre staff at Medway Hospital could vote to strike

29 November 2017

Surgery could be cancelled at one hospital as unions get set to vote on strike action in operating theatres.

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Trust apologises for woman's miscarriage hell

Lena lost her baby Isabella after 19 weeks.

29 November 2017

A health trust has apologised to a woman who was told to walk across a hospital from A&E to the maternity ward while suffering a miscarriage.

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Fostering agency 'put children at risk'

The fostering service based in Orgarswick Avenue in Dymchurch. Picture: Google.

26 November 2017

A fostering agency has been ordered to improve after inspectors found significant failings were putting children at risk of harm.

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'The baby just came out!'

Onlookers managed to get the distressed woman to a spot near Go Outdoors.

24 November 2017

Onlookers were forced to "catch" a baby after a mother gave birth in a busy high street... just outside Go Outdoors.

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Trust to consider 'super hospital' - at expense of other two

The urgent care centre at the Kent and Canterbury Hospital

24 November 2017

Health chiefs are to formally consider plans for a 'super' hospital in east Kent - which could mean the loss of A&E departments in two towns.

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Dad ran around streets to trace lost ambulance

Nick Jarvis, with Chloe, one, and two-year-old Harry, waited nearly an hour for an ambulance after Harry fell ill

24 November 2017

A two-year-old boy was left waiting 55 minutes for medical attention after paramedics got lost in a new housing estate.

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GP surgery closed following break-in

Manor Clinic in Folkestone

23 November 2017

Police are appealing for witnesses following a reported burglary.

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Help grant girl's wish to walk

The dip will raise cash to help Ellice Barr

23 November 2017

A five-year-old girl is asking for help to grant her Christmas wish... to be able to walk.

Video: The human cost of drug addiction

A Kent MP has hosted a debate about the cost of drug addiction

22 November 2017

A Kent MP has led a debate about the human and financial cost drug addiction has on families.

Mums fear cuts to breastfeeding services

Counsellor Sarah Wood fears mothers may have to travel further for breastfeeding support

22 November 2017

A proposed takeover of breastfeeding services could have major consequences across Kent.

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Mums march over breastfeeding service changes

Stock image

21 November 2017

Concerned mums are preparing to march on County Hall to hand in a petition protesting against a drastic overhaul of breastfeeding support services.

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Surgery 'ruined my life'

Julie Knight says she regrets having the operation that was meant to help her

21 November 2017

A mum is warning other women after an operation that was meant to help her left her with life-long health complications.

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Health campaigners take fight to No 10

Coach loads of protesters travelled to Kent

21 November 2017

A coachload of people with concerns about the future of health services in Kent took their fight to London, where they met a government minister.

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Running club tackling mental health issues

20 November 2017

A psychologist and her coach have set up a group to fight off depression and anxiety.

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'I saved a life by lying in bed'

Sean Parsons is encouraging people to register as a potential blood stem cell donor

20 November 2017

A man's decision to sign up to donate blood stem cells after a loved one's death has saved someone's life.

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A&Es ranked worst in country... again

East Kent has the worst record in England for waiting times in A&E. Image: Thinkstock

20 November 2017

Some of Kent's accident and emergency departments have again been ranked the worst performing in England for waiting times.

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