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Albion Place Medical Practice, Sittingbourne Road, Maidstone, closed due to major medical incident

A young boy has been taken to hospital in a serious condition after collapsing at a Maidstone doctor's surgery.

Police and the ambulance service were called to what was described as a major medical incident at Albion Place, off Sittingbourne Road.

They were later joined by an air ambulance.

Emergency services parked outside Albion Place
Emergency services parked outside Albion Place

The boy had to be resuscitated before being taken to Tunbridge Wells Hospital in Pembury, an ambulance spokesman said. 

A spokesman for West Kent CCG confirmed a patient had been taken ill at the surgery where he received emergency care before being taken to hospital. 

At least three police cars, a forensics van, an ambulance and a paramedic car were at the scene. 

One eyewitness reported seeing police officers come out of the building with a woman. 

Three ambulances and a number of police cars rushed to Albion Place
Three ambulances and a number of police cars rushed to Albion Place

A notice on the centre's website says: "Due to a major medical incident within the practice premises we have been forced to cancel all appointments today. Please call NHS 111 if you require medical assistance or 999 in a genuine emergency.

"Please do NOT call the practice today. We will hopefully re-open tomorrow at 8am, when we will be able to re-arrange all today’s cancelled appointments.

"This website's interactive features will be re-enabled when we re-open. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause."

The centre has a GP surgery and a mental health clinic. 

A spokesman for the Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust (KMPT), which runs the mental health facility next door, said the incident happened outside their centre but was actually linked to the GP surgery. 

A police spokesman said: "Our officers are assisting ambulance staff with a medical incident reported at 10.12am. No offences have been reported."

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