The public consultation on the proposed changes to stroke services in Kent and Medway ran from 2 February to 20 April 2018.

On 14 February 2019 the Joint Committee of Clinical Commissioning Groups for the Kent and Medway Stroke Review agreed to establish three hyper acute stroke units in Kent and Medway.

Hyper acute stroke units at William Harvey Hospital, Darent Valley Hospital and Maidstone Hospital were given the go-ahead by a unanimous decision of the Joint Committee of Clinical Commissioning Groups for the Kent and Medway Review of Urgent Stroke Services.