Today the local health chiefs announced that they have awarded the contract for the new Dover health facility. Great news that something is being done after ten wasted years in which Buckland has been ruined. A shame it will only be a polyclinic.
At the health chiefs' public board meeting in Dover last year, I was given a public assurance that the contract would make provision for an upgrade from the polyclinic to a proper hospital. This could be necessary - since if the Conservatives win the next election, Dover should get care beds and doctor led emergency services which would mean a proper hospital instead of the polyclinic.
I am concerned to ensure that the local health chiefs have done just that so that the people of Dover can get their fair share if they decide that's what they want at the next election.
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