Stroke services consultation

*Thank you to everyone who took part in the consultation on urgent stroke services. The consultation closed on Friday 20 April and all feedback is now being analysed. For information about the next steps please click here.*

The NHS in Kent and Medway, Bexley in south east London and the High Weald area of East Sussex, held a public consultation on the future of urgent stroke services in Kent and Medway from Friday 2 February 2018 until Friday 20 April 2018 (extended from 13 April 2018). The NHS was asking for people’s views on proposals to establish new 24/7 hyper acute stroke units in Kent and Medway.

The consultation document and a range of supporting materials are available to review on this page.

Read the consultation document

Read the full, summary or easy-read consultation document

Respond to the consultation

The consultation has now closed and all the responses are being collated and analysed.

Review the supporting information

See a wealth of background information on how the proposals were developed

Meetings and events

These took place 20 Feb – 10 Apr 2018

Frequently asked questions

Some frequently asked questions and challenges raised during the consultation.

Watch our videos and animation

Find out more about the stroke consultation and why you should get involved

Latest stroke consultation news

Whitstable listening event confirmed

We're delighted to announce our 28th stroke listening event, which will take place at the Umbrella Centre in Whitstable on Tuesday 10 April from 2pm to 4pm. Register by clicking the button below. A full list of the stroke listening events are available...

Broadstairs listening event: registration only

Please note that due to the high demand for places, the stroke listening event in Broadstairs on Saturday 24 March will be a ticket-only event and only those who have registered will be able to attend. This is in order to comply with the venue licensing. There are a...

Ramsgate stroke listening event confirmed

A listening event on the stroke consultation proposals will be held at Ramsgate Football Club on Tuesday 10 April from 7pm until 9pm. Please click here to register your...

Stroke listening event confirmed for Deal

As part of the ongoing stroke consultation, a listening event will take place in Deal Town Hall on Thursday 5 April 2018. The event will run from 6:30pm to 9pm. Please click here to register for this...

Read Dr David Hargroves’ blog on the stroke consultation

I am the senior stroke consultant at East Kent Hospitals, working in Margate, Canterbury and Ashford, and I am passionate about people getting the best treatment for stroke. I have dedicated my career to it and it saddens me deeply that local people do not always get...

You can find out more about the history of the stroke review here.