Tuesday, 5 August 2014
FILM ABOUT TROUBLED BROADSTAIRS PRACTICE TO BE SCREENED
A film about the troubled Broadway Practice in Broadstairs will be screened on Wednesday August 6. The announcement of the screening follows the news that Concordia Health Ltd, the controversial private company which has run the practice for the last two years is now pulling out. Film-maker Christine Tongue, who is also a patient with the practice said that the aim of the film is to show people why things went wrong. I have documented the whole sorry tale of what happened from the process by which Concordia was chosen to its departure, Christine said. She added: This film is, I believe, powerful evidence of the damaging effect of the creeping privatisation of the health service. Its patients who have suffered principally a through lack of permanent full-time GPs. There are important lessons to be learnt here and we must try to avoid making the same disastrous mistake again. There are important lessons in this story for people everywhere. Anyone whos a patient in Thanet or any other part of the country may face similar problems in the future, Christine said An initial cut of the film will be screened on Wednesday August 6 at 7pm at the Red Hall, 11 Grosvenor Rd, Broadstairs CT10 2BT. The screening will be followed by a discussion. Entry is free and all are welcome, Christine said.