The following message from Maidstone & Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust seeks your views about local care for stroke victims.
"Opportunities to get involved and give your feedback…
Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells hospitals jointly provide acute stroke care and rehabilitation for patients from West Kent and north East Sussex. Reviews have shown that similar to many other hospitals, locally and nationally, we can greatly improve stroke outcomes for our patients and reduce long-term disability.
Our hospital clinicians and GP leads are currently developing higher standards of care for every patient we see. It is our aim to ensure all patients have access to dedicated stroke teams and treatment 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
We are involving our patients, the public and healthcare professionals in this important work over the coming months, using their knowledge and experience to help us build better stroke services. You can find out more about this online at www.mtw.nhs.uk
If you would like us to send you more information, or want to share your views and experiences with us on stroke care, to help shape these important improvements, you can:
Email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Write to us for free at: Freepost RTKS – AKZZ - UCZZ, Stroke Services, Room 118, Service Centre, Maidstone Hospital, Hermitage Lane Maidstone, Kent ME16 9QQ
If you would like to speak to someone anonymously, you can contact Healthwatch Kent by telephone: 0808 801 0102 or email : email@example.com
Dr Jim Milton, Clinical Lead for Stroke Services, Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust"
Please send your responses by 1st May 2015.