If you were in any doubt as to how East Kent could accommodate a 12,000 dwelling new town to house 30,000 more people, in addition to the already planned 8,750 homes, take a look at the latest statistics from the BBC: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-41483322 Simply punch in your postcode to reveal shocking statistics.
Locally, we know that Folkestone surgeries are closing down because doctors can’t be found to fill vacancies, with patients being moved to surgeries in Lyminge and other distanced locations. We are hearing of consultation times being cut from ten to six minutes with only one health issue allowed to be discussed. A man in his eighties having to wait in William Harvey A&E for twelve and a half hours to be assessed and treated. Is this modern day Britain? Is this modern day Shepway and Ashford.
The fee paying hospital in Ashford is being promoted with finance terms in place. How will this help the average Shepway salaried person on £22,000 pa ?
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