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Reinstate a Mental Health Unit in Medway

October 18, 2017 7:58 PM
By John Castle in Medway Messenger
Originally published by Medway Lib Dems

Mental Health Unit CampaignIn 2013 the Secretary of State for Health closed the Mental Health Unit in Medway Maritime Hospital. This decision was short-sighted and Medway Liberal Democrats are campaigning to reinstate a unit in Medway. We have already gathered over 600 signatures both online and through a series of Street Stalls across Medway.
For our campaign to succeed we need to take this foundation and move onwards from here. We'd like to take this opportunity to thank the people who have come forward already to sign the petition and share their stories of how the closure has affected their lives and those close to them. We would also like to thank health care professionals who have signed the petition, these are people who do fantastic work and are acknowledging that local provision of mental health treatment facilities are very much needed in Medway and it is no longer acceptable to transfer patients out of area.
We would very much like to hear more stories and collect enough signatures to show the Department of Health that while the Sustainability and Transformation Plan says many things about Mental Health, it comes up short of providing treatment facilities. Prevention is a fine thing, but Medway has a large population and needs local provision of mental health services.

If you agree with us, sign the petition