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Stroke unit decision will not be referred back to Secretary of State

By Lucy Hickmott

Kent county councillors have decided not to refer plans create three specialist stroke units back to the Secretary of State.

Campaigners gathered outside County Hall earlier, urging them to change their minds.

They're concerned patients living in Thanet and Medway will have to travel further for urgent care at the centres in Ashford, Dartford and Maidstone.

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