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

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...

Audio recordings of Stroke Joint Committee meeting

The audio recordings from the decision making meeting of the Joint Committee of Clinical Commissioning Groups for the Kent and Medway Stroke Review which took place on 14 February 2019 are available below. Stroke Joint Committee meeting 14 February 2019 - Part one...

Transformation of stroke services gets go-ahead

Hyper acute stroke units at William Harvey Hospital, Darent Valley Hospital and Maidstone Hospital were given the go-ahead yesterday (Thursday 14 February 2019) by a unanimous decision of the Joint Committee of Clinical Commissioning Groups for the Kent and Medway...

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