Campaigners warn Canterbury hospital could lose its urgent care beds

Kent and Canterbury Hospital currently has an urgent care unit but no A&E Credit: ITV

The trust that runs the Kent and Canterbury Hospital has admitted it could close its doors to some patients - if it doesn't have enough doctors to look after them safely.

The difficulties could mean that services will have to move - and quickly. Some could head to Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother Hospital in Margate, others to The William Harvey Hospital in Ashford.

But the Trust that runs the hospital says any move will only be temporary. The NHS is drawing up plans to make savings of £486million in Kent within the next four years. Yet the MP for Faversham and mid Kent, Helen Whately, says she's been told the Kent and Canterbury Hospital will stay open.

Abigail Bracken's report includes an interview with a former patient of the Kent and Canterbury, Jenny Cole; the Chief Executive of East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust, Matthew Kershaw; and campaigner Ken Rogers, of Concern for Health in East Kent (CHEK).