Kent and Canterbury Hospital
Kingston Ward: 01227 783180
Harbledown Ward: 01227 783178
Community nurses (after discharge)
Ashford and Tenterden: 03007 906798
Canterbury, Whitstable, Herne Bay and Sandwich: 03007 900389
Deal and Dover: 01304 865310
Folkestone: 01303 854451
What we do
Our stroke service offers investigation, management and rehabilitation services for patients who have had strokes.
A stroke is a serious life-threatening medical condition that happens when the blood supply to part of the brain is cut off.Learn more about strokes on the NHS website
Our service includes:
24-hour thrombolysis service for all patients admitted with a suspected stroke
rapid access clinic for patients who have suffered a Transient Ischaemic Attack (TIA or mini-stroke) or minor stroke
same day MRI and CEMRA (Contrast Enhanced Magnetic Resonance Angiography) for suitable TIA patients
access to specialist treatment, including the vascular team in Canterbury, neurosurgery and mechanical thrombectomy in London
If you or someone else is having a stroke, call 999 immediately
What to expect
The injury to the brain caused by a stroke can lead to widespread and long-lasting problems.
Although some people may recover quickly, many people who have a stroke need long-term support to help them regain as much independence as possible.
During your treatment, you may be seen by different healthcare professionals. These could be:
occupational therapists to assess and support you with your daily living activities
physiotherapists to support you with movement, sensation and balance
speech and language therapists to help with communication and difficulties with swallowing
dieticians to explain how food can help after a stroke and assess nutritional/feeding requirements
clinical neuropsychologists to support you with thinking, emotions or behaviour problems after a stroke or other neurological condition
stroke liaison sisters to provide support and advice for you and your loved ones with your diagnosis and care needs, while in hospital
care navigators to advise on services to provide personal care, domestic help, respite care, meal services and benefits.
How to find us
Our services are available at the Kent and Canterbury Hospital.
Stroke patient information library