Tuesday, March 2, 2010
First Hyper Acute Stroke Unit opens at The Royal London (UK)
"Barts and The London's acute stroke service has been formally accredited to provide regional stroke thombolysis and to go live as a Hyper Acute Stroke Unit (HASU) from April 2010 - the first trust in London to achieve full accreditation, following an external evaluation of the service in late January 2010. The accreditation of the HASU at The Royal London Hospital follows a London-wide review of stroke services last year, in which the Trust's stroke service was selected to be one of eight HASUs across the capital. The Trust's stroke service offers significantly lower than average mortality rates - 12% compared with 20% nationally - along with lower rates of long-term disability requiring institutionalisation for people who have suffered a stroke - 3% compared with 11% nationally. As well as The Royal London, hyper-acute stroke centres will be located at Northwick Park Hospital, Charing Cross Hospital, University College Hospital, St George's Hospital, King's College Hospital, The Princess Royal University Hospital and Queen's Hospital"