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:

Improvement proposed for stroke services in Kent and Medway

Further details about a proposal to establish three new ‘hyper acute’ stroke units in Kent and Medway have been announced today (Thursday 18 January 2018).  The proposed shortlist of potential options for the location of these units, which is still subject to final...

Commissioners agree next steps for east Kent hospital services

Health commissioners agreed today that two potential options for urgent, emergency and acute medical care and six potential options for planned inpatient orthopaedic care in east Kent, should be assessed further, to see which should go forward to public consultation...

Maria Howdon – Thanet CCG in Kent wins NAPC Unsung Hero award

Maria Howdon – Head of Membership Development at Thanet Clinical Commissioning Group in Kent, wins Unsung Hero award at the National Association of Primary Care Awards in October 2017.  The awards recognise the exceptional work of individuals and organisations in...

New reports published on listening and engagement events

During the summer and autumn we held a series of listening events about future plans for health and social care in Kent and Medway. We asked for your feedback to help shape the development and delivery of these plans and the results have been published in a report out today.

Watch our film about plans to improve health and care services

This film explains more about plans to improve health and care services in Kent and Medway. You can hear from local people and their families, from doctors and other health and social care professionals about how new ways of working are already changing...

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