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Faversham Minor Injuries Unit to Remain Open

Campaigners triumph in  minor injuries unit fight

AFTER A YEAR AND A HALF OF CAMPAIGNING, FAVERSHAM MINOR INJURIES UNIT IS TO REMAIN OPEN AND OFFER X-RAYS!


The NHS Canterbury and Coastal Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has awarded a contract to Faversham Medical Practice, effective from the end of August 2015.


The unit will be equipped to provide an X-ray service, which is expected to begin within six months of the start date.  The facility will be for injuries and for GPs to refer patients to, saving them from having to travel for treatment.  


THE ROLE OF THE FRIENDS OF FAVERSHAM COTTAGE HOSPITAL AND COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTRES HAS BEEN HUGELY SIGNIFICANT AS THEY ARE FUNDING THE X-RAY EQUIPMENT, IT’S SETUP COSTS AND HAVE CONTRIBUTED TO FUNDING THE NECESSARY RADIOLOGY AND ELECTRICAL SURVEYS ON THE PREMISES AS PART OF THE TENDER PREPARATION WORK.

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Brian Tovey of The Faversham Bike Ride presents Cllr David Simmons with a cheque representing surplus funds arising on the winding up of the Bike Ride fund.

Brian Tovey presents cheque to Cllr David Simmons

Brian Tovey of The Faversham Bike Ride presents Cllr David Simmons

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“You will be pleased to know that work has begun at Faversham Medical Practice to provide an x-ray room.


Following on from this will be the actual installation of the long awaited x-ray machine for patients provided by the Friends.

 Faversham Medical Practice to provide an x-ray room

Philips Duradiagnost Value Digital Radiography System Universal

ALL IF THIS WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN POSSIBLE WITHOUT THE CONTINUED SUPPORT OF LOCAL PEOPLE