I am supporting the campaign to save Sampson Court nursing home in Deal.
I met residents and staff when I went to Sampson Court's summer garden party. I also met with Deal's Conservative County Councillor, Julie Rook and Deal's Mayor and Labour Councillor, Ben Bano. Julie received a petition from Mrs Audrey Hobbs, whose husband receives care at Sampson Court.
It is wonderful that we are all demonstrating our support for Sampson Court. We are troubled about the possible closure and I am doing everything I can as the MP to support Julie's battle to save Sampson Court at County Hall. Our combined efforts will be needed and I am looking forward to working with Ben and his colleagues on the Town Council. We need to put aside our party differences for the sake of the Sampson Court residents and the community in Deal.
I know that Sampson Court is one of the nursing homes currently being considered for closure by Kent County Council. A consultation is currently underway to consider whether the building is fit for purpose and equipped to provide the high level of care required by elderly and vulnerable people.
I will continue to pressure Kent County Council to consider this case very carefully. I know from the number of letters I have received that people care passionately about saving Sampson Court and I urge everyone who wants to safeguard the welfare of the residents, to help me save Sampson Court. I hope that together, we can achieve the right result for our community.
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