Salford Royal launch 7 day thrombectomy service
From the 5th October, Salford Royal Hospital will offer Intra Arterial Thrombectomy 7 days a week during office hours.
Thrombectomy is a procedure being rolled out across the NHS that mechanically removes clots in suitable patients. Research shows that it is remarkably effective as a treatment in people who have certain types of stroke.
The technique is complex, requiring specialist staff and equipment, and so can only be performed at the region’s neuroscience centre at Salford Royal Hospital.
Work has been ongoing to expand the service into the weekend, meaning more patients than ever benefit from the treatment.