Campaigners in Kent stage demo over stroke service proposals

Full story from the BBC News, 3 February 2018

Campaigners have staged a protest in Margate against proposals to change stroke services in Kent. Kent’s Save our NHS group said their nearest stroke centre will be more than an hour away, under the plans.

The NHS wants to concentrate services with specialist units at three hospitals in order to improve care.

Currently, urgent stroke care is provided at six hospitals, but health chiefs say they cannot deliver the standard of care people should expect.

Campaigners in Thanet have said they will have to travel nearly 40 miles to reach the centre in Ashford.