People in West Kent are being urged to respond to a public consultation on the future of urgent stroke services in Kent and Medway, which runs until 13 April 2018.
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.
There are two events in west Kent where people can find out more and have their say. These are on:
• Tuesday 20 February from 10am to 12 noon at Maidstone Community Support Centre, 39-48 Marsham Street, Maidstone, ME14 1HH
• Thursday 15 March from 6.30pm to 8.30pm at Angel Centre, Angel Lane, Tonbridge, TN9 1SF.
People are also 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.
People can book their place at an event online, by calling 0300 790 6796 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Further information on the consultation can be found on: www.kentandmedway.nhs.uk/stroke