|Friday 14 December, 2007||
Keep well this Winter- advice from the PCT's Medical Director, Dr.James Thallon
KEEP WARM, KEEP WELL – IT’S WINTER! by Dr. James Thallon Medical Director West Kent Primary Care Trust Christmas is almost upon us. After the wild and the windy, we now have the seasonal freeze. So now is the time of the year when...
|Tuesday 11 December, 2007||
Six beds reopen at Tonbridge Cottage Hospital
Six of the beds currently closed at Tonbridge Cottage Hospital which is run by West Kent Primary Care Trust will re-open early in the New Year, the PCT announced today. The decision comes after an analysis of the current use of and demand for beds...
|Friday 07 December, 2007||
Telehealth- someone to watch over me
At 79, West Malling resident Muriel Chantler is pioneering innovative new health technology that allows her to carry out daily checks on her own health at home. Mrs Chantler, who has heart failure, is one of the first West Kent Primary Care Trust...
|Monday 03 December, 2007||
Stowaway centipede bites sleeper
A Dartford woman freshly back from India had a startling awakening on her first night home when she was bitten by a 10cm centipede that had crept into her luggage. When she unpacked, the stowaway escaped and scurried into her bedding. Then, as she...
|Monday 03 December, 2007||
New fitness scheme for heart patients
Love your heart and unleash the New You! Heart patients in the Dartford area can get fit safely at their local gym thanks to a new fitness programme launched by West Kent Primary Care Trust and Dartford Borough Council. Based at the Acacia Fitness...
|Friday 30 November, 2007||
Bright future for Staplehurst
Patients of the GP surgery in Staplehurst can look forward to an even better service in the future. That is the view of the steering group which yesterday shortlisted organisations bidding to run the new £1million centre which was opened earlier...
|Monday 26 November, 2007||
Adam Holloway impressed by Gravesendís minor injuries unit
Gravesham MP Adam Holloway told this week how impressed he was by both patients and staff after he spent four hours observing the minor injuries unit at Gravesham Community Hospital. “I have seen the high professionalism of NHS staff, a bit...
|Friday 23 November, 2007||
Tunbridge Wells GPs have swept the board in Best Practice awards from West Kent Primary Care Trust
Innovations to improve patient care won GP practices from Tunbridge Wells first, second and third place in the awards. A comprehensive system for spotting patients with long-term conditions who have missed appointments and sending them reminders won...
|Monday 19 November, 2007||
Success in cutting Audiology waiting times in Dartford and Gravesend
People with hearing difficulties in Dartford and Gravesham are getting a fast-track service that has cut the time they have to wait for an appointment by over eight months. In April, people needing their first assessment were waiting over ten months...
|Friday 16 November, 2007||
Action to combat healthcare associated infections
The latest details of how healthcare associated infection is being combated in West Kent will be discussed at the next board meeting of West Kent Primary Care Trust (PCT). The meeting, which is open to the public, will be on 22nd November at River...