Two requests have been made to the Supreme Court for permission to appeal against the recent Judicial Review ruling on the review of acute stroke services in Kent and Medway.

In response, the NHS is asking the court to deny permission for them to be heard. The Judicial Review found entirely in favour of the NHS on all eight of the grounds bought by the claimants. The judge considered thousands of pages of evidence in forming her ruling. Furthermore, any delay to the work to implement three new hyper acute stroke units will lead to even further avoidable death and disability. It is imperative that the NHS can progress implementation as quickly as possible to improve stroke services for everyone in Kent and Medway.

Further updates will be published on the website as soon as they are available.