West Midlands Stroke Review: To assess the regions abilities to meet the National 7 day stroke standards, the West Midlands Cardiovascular (CVD) Clinical Network carried out clinical review visits for all West Midland Hyper-Acute Stroke Units (HASUs) during January to April 2018. The Network team and regional Clinical Director for Stroke invited the Stroke teams from each HASU to take part in the visits and conducted structured interviews exploring pathways into A&E, workforce, radiology, thrombectomy services, exit pathways, repatriation, rehabilitation and early supported discharge (ESD), and organisational relationships.
The visits identified key areas for improvement within HASU sites and emerging themes for the region. These were captured in the report ‘Stroke Care in the West Midlands: Clinical Review for the delivery of 7 Day Stroke Services‘.
The West Midlands CVD network aims to follow up and support all HASU sites every 6 months to support against their recommendations/action plans. Follow up reports will be available once all review visits have been completed.
View the regional 7 day clinical standards applied to stroke services.