In 2015, Greater Manchester (including Eastern Cheshire) re-designed its hospital services for stroke patients.
The change was made after research showed that patients with a recent onset of stroke benefited from being treated at specialised centres called Hyper Acute Stroke Units (HASUs). These centres provide clot busting treatments and urgent assessments like brain scans, and have teams of specialist staff – factors shown to increase the chances of survival and recovery from stroke.
You can find out what type of stroke care each of our local hospitals provides using our interactive map of the region.
Community rehabilitation for stroke survivors in Greater Manchester is also being transformed and in most boroughs patients now receive similar services after they leave hospital.
You can find out more general information about stroke by visiting the Stroke Association website.