Health commissioners want to close the stroke unit at Thanet’s only hospital. If this is allowed to happen, stroke sufferers from Thanet will die or suffer unnecessary disability.
Campaigners from Save Our NHS in Kent gathered outside Dashwood Medical Centre to appeal to resident GP, Dr Jihad Malasi, not to sign off on the decision in his capacity as Chair of the Clinical Commissioning Group. Many patients and staff signed the petition pleading with Dr Malasi to reconsider.
ITV Meridian featured the protest on the 6 o’clock news on Monday 10 December. You can watch the full clip here.