Improving stroke services in Kent and Medway

The NHS in Kent and Medway, along with colleagues from Bexley in south east London and the High Weald area of East Sussex, have undertaken a review of urgent stroke services provided in Kent and Medway. This page provides lots of information on the history of the stroke review and details on the next steps in the process.

Next steps in the stroke review

The NHS in Kent and Medway is now working towards establishing hyper acute stroke units at three hospitals. You can find out more about the next steps, including the implementation plans and timeline.

About the stroke consultation

A public consultation on proposals to change stroke services in Kent and Medway ran for 11 weeks from 2 February to 20 April 2018. Find out more about the consultation, consultation documents and consultation reports here.

The decision making documents

On 14 February 2019 the Joint Committee of Clinical Commissioning Groups for the Kent and Medway Stroke Review agreed to establish three hyper acute stroke units in Kent and Medway. Find out more about the meeting here.

The history of the stroke review

The review of urgent stroke services in Kent and Medway began in 2014. Take a look at our interactive timeline to find out more about what’s happened so far in the stroke review and key decision making points.

Latest stroke review news

Kent and Medway Joint Committee of CCGs meeting: 13 June 2019

The Kent and Medway Joint Committee of Clinical Commissioning Groups for Cancer, Children's Services and the Stroke Review will meet on Thursday 13 June. This meeting will take place in public and those wishing to attend are invited to register at...

Response to Kent HOSC motion of 21 March 2019

Download PDF version Introduction This report is provided in response to the motion agreed at the Kent HOSC to consider stroke which took place on 22nd March 2019[1]. The response has been developed based on all the detailed clinical evidence and other data gathered...

Stroke review myth buster

We firmly believe that there is overwhelming evidence that planned changes to stroke services in Kent and Medway will make a huge difference to improving care for patients and will lead to fewer deaths and less disability. In fact, we expect to save an extra life...

East Sussex and Bexley councillors support stroke decision

Recent meetings of councillors from East Sussex and Bexley have both supported the decision by doctors from Kent, Medway, East Sussex and Bexley to establish hyper acute stroke units at Darent Valley Hospital in Dartford, Maidstone Hospital and William Harvey Hospital...

Response to actions from the Medway HASC meeting

On 12 March the Stroke Review Team attended a meeting of the Medway Health and Adult Social Care Overview and Scrutiny Committee to discuss the decision by local doctors to implement hyper acute stroke units at Darent Valley, Maidstone and William Harvey hospitals....

Response to Kent HOSC meeting

Following a meeting from the Kent Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee on Friday 22 March 2019, Rachel Jones, Director of the Kent and Medway Stroke Review, said: “We are disappointed that the Kent Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee (HOSC) are questioning...

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