Monday, 2 March 2009

A&E reprieve

Having joined the campaign to stop Maidstone Hospital's A&E being moved to Pembury, I was delighted to read over the weekend that the Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells Trust has decided to delay its decision until the new hospital is opened in 2011. I think this makes perfect sense and although hospital chiefs talk about them listening to the concerns of local people, I wonder how much of this has to do with the credit crunch? Several articles appeared in national newspapers today saying that a huge number of PFI deals were being axed because they were no longer affordable (and there is no money available) so whilst I applaud this act of common sense from the Trust, I can't help be a bit cynical about the timing.

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