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  • Article: Mar 29, 2019

    At last week's Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee the proposed NHS Kent & Medway Stroke review was 'sent back' to them, as the first step of it being referred to the Secretary of State. The report proposed establishing three acute stroke units in Ashford, Maidstone and Darenth with each centre able to treat around 1500 patients a year. This would also have included building a new department in Ashford at a cost of 20 million pounds.

  • Wincheap Slip Road
    Article: Mar 2, 2019

    This is the plan for the brand new 4th slip road at Wincheap and the revised park and ride. It's a bit complicated so trace the red arrows to see how it works.

    It shows a shorter than standard slip road off the A2 going into a hairpin bend then magically merging with traffic going to the Park and Ride. But if you think that's dangerous keep following the red arrows. These show how traffic will get on the A28 towards Ashford and the new housing in Thanington.

  • Article: Feb 6, 2019

    I'm aware that this article is full of statistics and figures- but no apologies for that, as I believe this is a really important subject for us all.

    Last Friday the final version of the Kent & Medway Stroke Review was presented to a scrutiny committee at KCC before it goes to a meeting of the JCCG on February 14th for them to make a final decision. The plan is to set up Hyper Acute Stroke Units (HASUs) where all stroke patients will be treated. But these units don't just cover people in Kent and Medway but will also treat all stroke patients from the London Borough of Bexley and from East Sussex as well.