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Lib-Dems condemn Tory attitude to failing Hospital

Liberal Democrat Candidates for Thanet have called for the inspectors' report on East Kent hospitals to be taken seriously but local Conservative MPs are dismissive.

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) rated two hospitals as inadequate and the QEQM as "requiring improvement" The BBC have reported.

The Trust’s other hospital, Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother in Ramsgate, was told that improvements were required in many areas – in particular A&E. The trust has been recommended for special measures – the NHS’ regime for failing hospitals. says The Indipendant.

Also identified were long standing cultural issues of bullying and harassment. The number of staff who would recommend the trust as a place to work or be treated was significantly below the national average, we understand.

George Cunningham (Lib-Dem PPC for Thanet North) said that patients deserve the best care and dedicated staff deserve the best management. Hospital Trusts are complex organisations and it is difficult for individuals to hold them to account. Expert inspections are an essential part of keeping hospitals well run.

According to the damning report, which MP Roger Gale has been dismissive of, risks to patients were not always identified. Even when risks were properly identified they were not always acted on by the trust.

Much of what is in the report we have already recognised, claimed chief executive Stuart Bain which raises the question of why these issues have not yet been addressed.

We can't pretend everything in the garden is rosy says George Cunningham, I hear from hardworking and caring staff who love their jobs but have been frustrated by poor management, and from patients whose experiences have been a mixture of the outstandingly good and the quite unacceptable.

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£1.4m in Winnings for an Unknown Thanet Person

Someone in Thanet could be missing out on £1,471,718 - an unclaimed lottery jackpot for a winning ticket purchased in Thanet.

The search is now on to find the owner, who matched all six numbers in the Lotto draw on Saturday August, 2 2014. The winning Lotto numbers were 13, 23, 28, 37, 42, 45 and the bonus ball was 25. The lucky ticket-holder has until Thursday, January 29 2015 to claim their prize. says The Thanet Gazette.

I am pretty sure that I am not the winner as I do not play. If you do play double check your old tickets because you could be sitting on a fortune.

If you don't want it...

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TDC vs KCC on Trust

Who do you trust more Thanet District Council (TDC) or Kent County Council (KCC). Join the debate on our Facebook page.


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Margate to get its own council

Earlier this year we covered the councultation on parishing Margate which is something we have been saying is needed scince as early as 2009.

Now the news is that TDC are actually going ahead with the process of granting a parish council to Margate. They almost go so far as to admit that what they have been doing for Margate has not been working.

As always in Thanet not everyone is pleased with this outcome.


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Thanet gets a rough ride again

Thanet once more gets the short end of the comedy stick, this time from BuzzFeed. Was this a deserved ribbing or an unfair slating?


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