Thanet resident Jason Tipple explains why he thinks they shouldn’t close the stroke unit in Margate hospital. There’s a march to save the stroke unit on Sat 24 February assembling at 12 noon at the main entrance to the hospital in Ramsgate Rd. The march is organised by the Save Our NHS in Kent group.
SAT 3 FEB: People gather outside Margate’s QEQM hospital to protest against cuts in the NHS. Proposals have been made which will mean the closure of the stroke unit in Margate forcing stroke patients to travel to Ashford well over an hour away and over the distance judged safe for their survival. Today’s protest was called by the Save Our NHS in Kent group who are now planning a march from Margate hospital on Saturday 24 February.