Stroke care is rated in UK top ten

The scafold is taken off the main building at West Suffolk Hospital, Bury Sy Edmunds. ANL-140409-125616009

The scafold is taken off the main building at West Suffolk Hospital, Bury Sy Edmunds. ANL-140409-125616009

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Stroke patients at West Suffolk Hospital are receiving top level service, according to recently published data.

The recent Sentinel Stroke National Audit Programme measured the quality of care patients receive. This includes how quickly they access a brain scan, how quickly they are transferred to a dedicated stroke unit and are given clot busting treatments.

West Suffolk was given an A rating making it the best- performing hospital in the region and among the top 10 nationally.

The hospital also scored well for rehabilitation such, as access to speech and language therapy, physiotherapy and occupational therapy.

Dr Sajid Alam, consultant in stroke, geriatric and general medicine at the hospital, said: “We are absolutely delighted with these latest results, which show further improvement in the care we provide to our patients.

“Our therapy teams have performed especially well in the latest round of data, which is a testament to their hard work and dedication.

“It also shows our patients are receiving the right help and support during their rehabilitation, in turn giving them the best possible chance of making a good recovery.”