Healthwatch Kent comments on the Care Quality Commissions report on East Kent Hospitals
The Care Quality Commission have published the results of their inspections to Accident & Emergency departments at William Harvey Hospital in Ashford and QEQM Hospital in Margate. Both departments have been rated as 'Requires Improvement'.
14 July 2020
Becoming a carer for the first time in the middle of a pandemic
Many people have found themselves looking after someone during lockdown for the first time in their lives. This is never a planned life event and would be hard even during ‘normal’ times. Catherine talked to us about her experience.
9 July 2020
GP Walk In service at Northfleet closes today
Today the walk in GP clinic at Northfleet has closed. It’s not new news as the decision was announced some months ago, and is part of plans to create an Urgent Treatment Centre in the area following a public consultation earlier in the year.
30 June 2020
Do you have a friend or relative in a Care Home right now? Can you tell us your thoughts?
This month our spotlight is on Care Homes, as we gather feedback from residents, families and Care Home staff about how Kent’s Care Homes are coping and what lessons have been learnt. We want the positive stories as well as what could be improved.
12 June 2020
What's it like to care for someone during a pandemic?
This week is Carers Week. We know that hundreds of people in Kent are looking after someone right now. If you, or someone you know, has found themselves looking after someone during Covid, did you know that there may be support available to you?
8 June 2020