Month: September 2019

What SONiK told Thanet District Council…

Statement by Save Our NHS in Kent (SONiK) to Thanet District Council, 5 September 2019 Everyone in this room should be aware that local health commissioners have decided to close the stroke unit at QEQM hospital.  SONiK believes this decision has been taken in an attempt to save money rather than to address local need.  […]

NHS 10 Year Plan – A Critical Analysis

NHS LONG TERM 10 YEAR FORWARD PLAN EXTRACTS AND COMMENTS The NHS Long Term 10 Year Forward Plan is a continuation the 5 Year Forward Plan and contains all the features outlined when the Sustainability (now System) and Transformation Plan (STP) was first proposed, producing savings by reducing hospital attendance, moving treatment in primary care, […]

The Judicial Review – FAQs

What is the case about? In February 2019, health commissioners for Kent and Medway decided to reduce our six existing stroke units down to just three. This would mean that the only stroke unit serving the whole of East Kent would be in Ashford, which represents a journey time of more than an hour for […]