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

Update on legal challenge to stroke services review

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 hearing for stroke proposals

We have now heard from the High Court that the two applications for a judicial review, and our response to those claims, have been considered by a judge. The judge has decided that both cases will be put forward for a three-day ‘rolled up hearing’ on the first...

Temporary move of Tunbridge Wells stroke ward

On Wednesday 17 July 2019 Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust (MTW) confirmed that they are planning a temporary emergency change to their stroke service. MTW currently operate two stroke services at both the Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells hospital sites. While the...

Stroke Services Review: Stakeholder update

Issue 1:  July 2019   Latest on implementation phasing and planning development  Rehabilitation workstream progress  Update on the legal challenges and referral to the Secretary of State Welcome to the first issue of what will be a regular update on the stroke...

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