Together with local councillors and health campaigners I launched a consultation on Deal Hospital and local blood testing services at a Candlelight vigil held on Friday.
Attending the vigil alongside myself were Cllr Trevor Bond, Cllr Tony Grist and local health campaigners Marsha Horne and Anne Matthews, as well as many local residents. The vigil included speeches from health campaigners and local councillors. Earlier in the day, Cllr Grist also presented a petition to health chiefs which had been signed by thousands of local residents.
The consultation is now open online – and will also be sent to every home in Deal, Walmer and Sholden. It will be open until 2nd April 2022 to all residents in Deal, Walmer, Sholden and nearby villages. I am encouraging everyone to take part and have their say.
Healthcare matters to us all. It’s vital we have health services in Deal and Walmer delivering what is wanted and needed by our community. That’s why I am conducting a full public consultation on blood testing services and local healthcare. It’s vital everyone has their say – so please do take part by having your say on my website or returning the consultation to me by email or post.
I would like to thank all the residents who attended the event, and I would like to particularly thank campaigners Marsha and Anne and town, district and county councillors of all political parties, in particular Cllrs Trevor Bond and Tony Grist.
Our healthcare professionals do a wonderful job. It is important they have the support they need so they can continue to provide top quality care to residents.
I am encouraging residents to participate in the consultation so residents can finally have their say on the blood test move. The consultation can be found here https://natalieelphicke.com/betterhealthcare/