Kent and Medway NHS Trust sent hundreds of people with mental illnesses for treatment out of area

Hundreds of people in Kent suffering from mental health issues are being sent out of the county for treatment, it’s emerged.

Figures out today show the Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust was the worst health authority in the country for sending patients away from the area.

Data shows 586 people in crisis were told they would have to go to another hospital, out of the area, to get the treatment they needed in the year 2016/17.


Full story in Kent Online, 27 June 2017