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Medway’s A Block should close because it is just not good enough for people who are suddenly and seriously mentally ill – but it would be better if an alternative could be found in Medway, a consultation meeting was told.

“I think closing A Block is a good idea because the facilities at Medway are rubbish – they have always been terrible,” said Patricia Hardy, 44, from Gillingham, who has schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. More

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AN NHS consultation on plans to improve care for people suffering a mental health crisis has been launched.

Around 3,000 people in Kent and Medway with a serious mental health problem experience a crisis every year and need urgent treatment. A crisis is used to describe someone who may be experiencing delusions, hallucinations or be very distressed. More

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