30 AUG 2013

Deal Hospital Meeting

There has been much concern at the future of Deal Hospital. People are concerned that it might be closed. So I have launched a campaign to save Deal Hospital and ensure it's services are safeguarded.

I am determined to see this beloved community asset remain open and carry on serving the people of Deal. To press hospital chiefs for answers and to give our community the chance to have its say, I distributed a survey to every household in Deal and Walmer. In addition I organised a public meeting with health chiefs that was open for anyone to attend.

So far over 2,000 surveys have been answered. The meeting held this evening saw 408 people packed into George's Church. I went through the results of the survey so far, which highlighted the services that people believe to be most important to keep at the Hospital.

I think that such a level of public support showed the health chiefs that Deal Hospital should stay open – so thank you to all who filled in the survey, and came along to support the campaign. The voice of Deal is clear - we want to save our hospital and see more locally based services.

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Charlie Elphicke

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