Plans for east Kent

In this section you’ll find information about plans to improve health and care services in east Kent. We are currently developing proposals for changes to hospital services. This work is in the pre-consultation stage with two ‘medium list’ options being developed in more detail.

Find out more about plans to improve health and care services in east Kent

Watch our film to learn more about our ambition to improve health and care for local people.

Listening events and online survey

The NHS held eight public events to discuss potential options for changing hospital and local care services in east Kent. At these events, between 30 October and 20 November, doctors and other NHS leaders discussed with local people:

  • the benefits change could bring
  • how services outside hospitals are developing to maximise the care people get locally
  • how the two options for hospital services might affect people across east Kent
  • the next steps towards public consultation.

If you were not able to attend one of the events you can still provide feedback using our online survey or by writing to us. Information on the proposals and a link to the survey is on this page. The survey closes on Sunday 9 December.  

Latest news from east Kent:

East Kent November update

The information below has been circulated as an e-bulletin to stakeholders in east Kent. If you would like to be added to the direct mailing list please contact info.eastkent@nhs.net East Kent NHS listening events Thank you to everyone who has attended our latest...

East Kent listening events – venue change and bookings update

We have changed the venue for the Margate listening event on 20 November. Everyone who had booked for this event at the original venue will be contacted directly about the change. The new venue is: The Sanctuary, Global Generation Church, Unit 2, Westwood Business...

Update on East Kent listening events

On 4 October, the NHS in east Kent announced a series of eight public listening events as part of wider pre-consultation engagement on potential changes to local care and hospital services. This update provides further information ahead of the public events to help...

Review of pathology services in Kent and Medway underway

A review of pathology services delivered across Kent and Medway is underway. The review, undertaken by provider NHS trusts across the county, is driven by a desire to deliver an improved, sustainable service, as well as national requirements to...

Reports on the stroke consultation response and activity published

The NHS in Kent and Medway have today published two reports arising from the recent consultation on changes to urgent stroke services, describing the consultation activity that was delivered and summarising the key themes from the responses received....

Developing sustainable hospital services in east Kent

Health and social care partners in east Kent are looking at travel times, patient data, staffing and financial factors as they continue to put more detail into the picture of exactly what services would be available to local residents under two potential...

Building better health and care in east Kent – public meeting

  Collaborating effectively across primary care, community services, social care, mental health and acute and specialised services in east Kent will support our ambition to be more patient rather than organisation focused.   Health and care partners are...

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