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Stroke Services

Proposal:
The first phase of the change means that any patient who displays the signs and symptoms of a stroke, where the clinical assessment indicates they would benefit from Thrombolysis (clot busting medication) will be taken to Whiston Hospital for the acute clot busting treatment

The second phase of the change includes the development of a specialist single hyper-acute unit.  This specialist unit at Whiston Hospital will take all patients with the symptoms of a stroke for their acute care.  Once the acute treatment has been completed, patients that require rehabilitation will be transferred back to Warrington Hospital.


Outcome:
All patients who display the signs and symptoms of a stroke, where the clinical assessment indicates they would benefit from Thrombolysis (clot busting medication), are taken to Whiston Hospital for the acute clot busting treatment 24/7. 

Phase two -  where all Warrington patients with the symptoms of a stroke will be taken to Whiston Hospital for initial treatment is still being reviewed. 


Find out more:

Read the engagement outcome document 

Read the frequently asked questions
Read the Mid Mersey stroke services engagement and communications plan

Read the equality impact assessments