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Last weeks of stroke services public consultation: have your say

With only four weeks to go until the end of the public consultation on the future of urgent stroke services in Kent and Medway, people are being urged to have their say.

The NHS is asking for people’s views on proposals to establish new 24/7 hyper acute stroke units which, where they have been introduced elsewhere, have been shown to save lives and reduce disability. The consultation is also asking for views on potential locations for the units. The proposals recommend creating three hyper acute stroke units in Kent and Medway, and give five different options for where these three new units could be located. If the proposals go ahead, urgent stroke services would not be provided in other hospitals in Kent and Medway.

People are asked to read the consultation document and complete the questionnaire which can be returned online or by post. A list of all events for the consultation across Kent, Medway, Bexley and the High Weald area of East Sussex is also available.

Public Listening Events

There are a number of opportunities to find out more at the following public listening events. You can book your place online, by calling 0300 790 6796 or by emailing km.stroke@nhs.net  

Sat 24 March

10:00 to 12.30

Broadstairs

St Peters Church Hall

Weds 28 March

18:30 to 20:30

Canterbury

Westgate Hall

Weds 4 April

10:00 to 12:00

Ashford

Singleton Environment Centre

Thurs 5 April

14:00 to 16:00

Folkestone

Three Hills Sports Park

Thurs 5 April

18:30 to 20:30

Deal

Deal Town Hall

Fri 6 April

13:30 to 15:30

Romney Marsh

St Mary's Bay Village Hall, St Mary's Bay

10 April

19:00 to 21:00

Ramsgate

Ramsgate FC Southwood Stadium


Dr David Hargroves, Clinical Lead for Stroke Medicine at East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust, said: “There are currently no hyper acute stroke units in Kent and Medway. At the moment, some people do not get the right treatment fast enough, particularly overnight and at weekends. Centralising urgent stroke care in three excellent hyper acute stroke units would change all that.

“I would like to encourage as many people as possible to take part in the consultation so their views are heard.”

ENDS


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