As a result of the East Kent Hospitals Foundation Trust threatening the author of this article with punitive action, this article has been removed.
The article did not breach patient or staff confidentiality. It was written to lay out the case for why Canterbury rather than Ashford would be the better choice for locating acute services in the future restructure of services.
The Canterbury Journal is an independent local news publisher and is sadly not in a position to defend itself from threats and intimidation from large organisations who seek to limit public scrutiny and debate.
The Journal will continue to encourage conversation and analysis of local issues.