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Out of Hours

The Stroke Improvement Programme aims to improve the out of hours service for Stroke patients, including the time it takes for patients to have a CT scan, receive thrombolysis treatment and access specialist stroke bed and staff. 

The following areas will be part of improving the out of hours service:  

  • Diagnosis – through better access to CT scans (20% improvement in the number of patients having a CT in one hour).  
  • Treatment - through faster thrombolysis (20% improvement in the door to needle times).  
  • Recovery - Through better access to specialist stroke beds and specialist stroke staff (25% improvement in the number of patients admitted to the Acute Stroke Unit within four hours of arrival).