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Tattoo parlours to display hygeine rating

A new scheme will start in Medway allowing customers to find the most hygenic tattoo parlours in the local area.

All artists and semi-permanent makeup practitioners are being asked to sign up and will be given a window display showing their rating.

Customers will be able to find the most hygenic tattoo studios Credit: ITV Meridian

"This scheme will enable customers to make an educated choice about which business to select and it will allow the council to drive up standards of those who may not yet be operating at the required level."

– Medway Council's Portfolio Holder for Community Safety Cllr Peter Hicks
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New boss promises changes at failing hospital

She's the fourth chief executive in six years at the failing Medway Maritime Hospital in Kent. Lesley Dwyer has spoken for the first time about her vision for the future and promised major improvements in one hundred days at what's been called the worst performing hospital in the country. Tom Savvides has this report.

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Children's A&E opens at troubled hospital

It's been described as one of the country's worst hospitals but a new children's Accident and Emergency department has now opened at Medway Maritime Hospital. The new unit is part of a major renovation programme, costing more than thirteen million pounds. It aims to improve services at the hospital, which has been dogged by problems and is in special measures. Tom Savvides talks to patient Mia Wilson and her mother Marina Wilson. Dr Ashike Choudhury and chief operating officer Morag Jackson also feature in this report.


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