About the stroke public consultation
The public consultation on the proposed changes to stroke services in Kent and Medway ran from 2 February to 20 April 2018. It was extended from an original closing date of 13 April because some engagement events were disrupted by snow in late Feb/early March and had to be re-scheduled.
The public consultation asked for feedback on three core elements:
- Is there a case for change and should we establish hyper acute stroke units in Kent and Medway?
- Is three the right number of units?
- What people thought of five shortlisted three-site options, or if they wanted to suggest alternatives.
The ‘pre-consultation business case’ document that was used to decide if we could consult on the proposed changes to stroke services. It contains a wealth of background information on the consultation options.
After the consultation ended we commissioned an independent report on the feedback we received. We also prepared a report detailing all the engagement and publicity we did during the consultation period.