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

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...

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...

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