‘safety pri­or­ity’

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - News -

A KMPT spokesman said full in­ves­ti­ga­tions were car­ried out into the three Reg­u­la­tion 28 in­ci­dents and im­me­di­ate ac­tion taken.

They added: “Pa­tient and staff safety is our ab­so­lute pri­or­ity.

“We take all in­ci­dents se­ri­ously, act upon and take learn­ing where pos­si­ble. We have re­sponded to the Reg­u­la­tion 28 re­ports and have set out the steps we will be tak­ing.”

In the same pe­riod 465 pa­tients went miss­ing while in the trust’s care.

The trust was un­able to give fig­ures for in­di­vid­ual hos­pi­tals due to data pro­tec­tion con­cerns and could not say whether they were se­cure or open cen­tres.

The high­est num­ber were in Can­ter­bury, where the trust filed 207 miss­ing per­sons re­ports from KMPT’s re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion unit and St Martin’s Hos­pi­tal in­pa­tient units.

In Maid­stone, there were 91 in­ci­dents, the third high­est in the county, with the trust pro­vid­ing in­pa­tient care at five sites in the town.

Th­ese are: Her­mitage Lane’s Pri­or­ity House and the Trevor Gibbens Unit, the re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion cen­tre at 111 Ton­bridge Road, the eat­ing dis­or­der ser­vice in Oakap­ple Lane and a detox­i­fi­ca­tion cen­tre in Up­per Fant Road.

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