Over recent years I have campaigned successfully to see off the threat to close the A&E services at the William Harvey which came from the idea a new so-called “super-hospital” in Canterbury. That idea has now gone away.
But there remains a continuing need to upgrade the facilities at the hospital. In recent months I have been delighted to see the new A&E wards open, which provide both more beds and much more room around the beds for all the support kit which is now available.
Similarly the new Emergency Children’s ward will see better and faster treatment for young people arriving at the hospital with serious conditions.
We must keep up this momentum of continuous improvement and spread it to those areas of the hospital which have faced severe challenges in recent years. I will be at the forefront of those demanding this investment, so Ashford has a hospital it can be proud of.