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Consulatations

Take part in a consultation

Consultations and surveys help us to find out the views of patients, carers and the public.  By taking part, you can help us to improve the NHS services we commission.

Maternity Services

In 2017, organisations involved in funding or delivering maternity services across Sussex and East Surrey came together with the aim of improving maternity services and support for women and their families. As part of this work, we are seeking the experiences of women and their families and partners who have used maternity services in Sussex and East Surrey recently.  Gathering feedback about what currently works well, and what works less well, will help to us to improve local services, ensuring that all women and their families have access to safe and personalised maternity care. 

If you or your partner have used maternity services in Sussex or East Surrey in the last three years, we would love to hear from you.  This questionnaire is open to both mothers and their partners, and takes approximately 15 minutes.

Stroke Services

Patients in HWLH who use services in 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 10:00 to 12:00 at Maidstone Community Support Centre, 39-48 Marsham Street, Maidstone, ME14 1HH
  • Thursday 15 March from 18:30 to 20:30 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 km.stroke@nhs.net

The Stroke Joint Committee papers are now published on the STP website

Urgent Stroke Services: now and in the future infographic