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).