"Need more help with my fight with alcohol and..."

About: Kent & Canterbury Hospital

I split with my wife last year, for about three months before I had been drinking half to a bottle of vodka a day. This increased to at least a bottle a day once I moved into my flat. Over the new year, I was admitted to hospital having vomited large amounts of coffee ground blood. I was detoxed and managed to stay dry for 3 months, when a personal upset made me think "one drink can't hurt" but of course it did and I ended up back in hospital on detox. I was discharged on the Friday and collapsed at home on the Saturday morning, finding myself unable to stand. I was admitted to hospital and within 4-5 hrs discharged, on my own to get a bus home.

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Response from Julie Pearce, Chief Nurse + Director of Quality + Operations, East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust

Thank you for your feedback, I am sorry that we were not able to support you effectively, we are exploring ways in which can better sign-post people to services that can help in a timely way.

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