Greater Manchester acute care continues to improve

Greater Manchester hospital stroke care continues to improve and our pathway is the highest scoring for the Sentinal Stroke National Audit Programme (SSNAP).

We now have 4/9 stroke units rated ‘A’ by the audit, with the remainder on ‘B’. The audit measures 44 key indicators that are shown to improve patient care including having a brain scan within an hour of arrival at A&E and the amount of time spentĀ on a specialist stroke ward.

Our three Hyper Acute Stroke Units (HASU); Salford Royal; Fairfield General and Stepping Hill Hospitals are all ‘A’ rated, along with one of our District Stroke Centres, Trafford General.

These results continue to show that centralising our hospital care in 2015, so that more patients are taken directly to a HASU, is helping to improve the care our population receives.

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