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Three specialist stroke units set to replace current facilities in Kent and Medway

What is the future of stroke facilities in Kent and Medway?


Six stroke facilities could be replaced by three specialist hyper acute stroke units (HASUs) in Kent and Medway, according to new proposals.


The plans reveal indicated that Darent Valley Hospital in Dartford, Maidstone Hospital and William Harvey Hospital in Ashford will host the new HASUs.


The proposal will now be considered by a number of bodies, including NHS Improvement, NHS England and the joint health overview and scrutiny committee.


According to earlier modelling by the Kent and Medway sustainability and transformation partnership stroke beds at the William Harvey would need to increase from 24 to 51, at Maidstone Hospital from 12 to 36, and at Darent Valley from 23 to 33.


Further information

HSJ: Plans to close three acute stroke units revealed

Transforming health and social care in Kent and Medway: Stroke services consultation

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