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Podcast: Man, 79, waits 55 hours in a chair at QEQM Hospital in Margate

We start today’s podcast with health news after it was revealed an elderly man was left waiting for more than two days in A&E at a Kent hospital – as pressure on the NHS continues.

79-year-old Geoffrey Knell spent 55 hours in a chair at the QEQM in Margate after being diagnosed with pneumonia.

Elsewhere, an inquest has been told how a Dover man was let down by mental health services in the months before his death.

A coroner’s ruled there were missed opportunities by professionals to contact 25 year-old Ben Hart before he took his own life in October last year.

Hear from Medway GP Dr Julian Spinks who has been discussing the result of a major survey that reveal just 29% of people in England, Scotland and Wales say they’re happy with the way the health service runs.

Also in today’s podcast, owners are being warned to keep a close eye on their pets as Kent is named a dog-theft hotspot.

More than 177 cases were reported across the country last year –  American Bulldogs, Staffordshire Bull Terriers and French Bulldogs were the most common breeds targeted.

A woman’s been made commander of a Kent lifeboat for the first time in the station’s 100 year history.

Heather Crittenden’s been part of the RNLI for 11 years and is now at the helm of the Atlantic 85 at Littlestone on Romney Marsh.

And, Olly Murs has told our sister radio station, kmfm, he’d love Austin Butler to play him in a movie about his life.

Hear some of his chat with Garry and Chelsea on the breakfast show.