Carroll fights to save wards

Contributed by editor on Jan 16, 2005 - 08:43 PM


Local people are backing the campaign to keep hospital services at the Royal Victoria in Folkestone say Shepway Lib Dems.

The Health Authority is considering the future of the rehab services provided in two wards at the hospital. The wards could be transferred to the Buckland Hospital in Dover

Peter Carroll said, "Hundreds of local people have given a massive thumbs down to moving the wards to Dover. The wards at Dover would be smaller and relatives would face difficult journeys to visit loved ones.

"I believe that these wards are providing vital care to elderly people who are far too frail to go home. Additionally, these wards provide local GPs with up to 6 beds to use for local elderly people who may need a short stay in hospital for tests."

For a copy of the petition call 01303 851251.