Research shows patients support centralised stroke pathways

Greater Manchester has been involved a programme of research investigating the impacts of re-organising inpatient stroke care in London and Manchester versus the rest of England where there was no change.

The latest paper to be published in a peer reviewed journal has revealed that centralised hospital stroke services can offer people a good experience of care, and that people felt that getting the best care was more important than having to travel further. People need clear information at every stage of care, for example about why they are not being taken to their local hospital, and when they will be able to move to a hospital nearer home.

You can read a summary of the work here or the full paper here.

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