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Report from Broadstairs Listening Event

Broadstairs Listening Event (public consultation meeting), Stroke Review report: 24.03.2018 (week 7 of the 10 week consultation) The venue was full, with all 110 seats full, and some people being turned away as they hadn’t booked. Ten members of SONIK were present in the audience (we had requested a place on the panel to provide […]

What has happened to CAMHS?

If you attempted to telephone your local Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) in the first weeks of September, in Broadstairs or Canterbury, or anywhere else in Kent or Medway, you will have been greeted by a monotonous tone signalling that the telephone line had been disconnected. No-one was warned about this; not the […]


Response to Cllr Paul Messenger from Save Our NHS in Kent (re Stroke review plans in Kent) Paul Messenger (PM): I am genuine in my worries that mis info is being put out there possibly scaring badly some elderly Thanet residents that they will ‘die in ambulances’ SONiK: If you had attended any of the […]

REPORT: Listening Event 26 Feb

A summary of the Listening Event at Margate Football Club, Kent and Medway stroke Review, 26th Feb 2018. People arrived and seated themselves at round tables facing the panel at the front of the room. Each table had one facilitator from the Kent and Medway STP (Sustainability and Transformation Partnership, the group of NHS executives […]


By Steve Wilkins – briefing for people going to a Listening Event. THE case that is being made to centralise stroke services into just 3 Hyper Acute Stroke Units (HASUs) in Kent & Medway is that this will benefit people who have strokes because they will receive greater intensive treatment, faster with a dedicated multi-disciplinary team […]

Margate Constutaltion ‘a shambles’

Press Release February 2018 CONSULTATION PROCESS IS “A SHAMBLES” The consultation process over stroke treatment in east Kent is now an “absolute shambles,” according to the Save Our NHS In Kent (SONIK) group. Their verdict followed the breakdown of a meeting held by local NHS bosses last night (26th Feb) at Margate Football Club. A […]

Rotherham Stroke Campaign

Save our local hospital emergency stroke services We need your support to help fund a legal challenge to the decision to close our emergency stroke services in both Barnsley and Rotherham local hospitals. Both Barnsley Save Our NHS and Rotherham Save Our NHS campaign groups are seeking to raise funds to support this challenge to […]

Thanet North Labour Party back SONiK and 24th protest

*** LATEST: Broadstairs Labour Party has also adopted the SONiK resolution*** ••• Margate West, Birchington and Villages branch has backed this too ••• The following resolution was passed at a meeting of Thanet North Labour Party this week. Other party groups and organisations are welcome to back us too. We are not a party political group but welcome […]

REPORT: street stalls

On Friday and Saturday last week, members of SONiK ran two fantastically successful stalls promoting the Save Our Stroke Services protest on 24 February at QEQM. We had queues of people wanting to sign our petition. We ran out of petitions really quickly and a fast thinking member managed to get one of the local […]