We offer a comprehensive Stroke Service centralised within Leeds General Infirmary. We specialise in the early diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of people who have had a stroke.
We have 24/7 stroke specialist nurse cover (Brain Attack Team) for emergency admission. We aim to meet our patients on arrival to our Accident and Emergency Department in order to give the best possible outcome.
There is responsive access to brain scanning equipment and 'clot busting drugs' (thrombolysis) or 'clot retrieval surgery' (thrombectomy) if clinically indicated.
When patients are stabilised they are transferred to the The Hyper Acute Stroke Unit (HASU) or The Acute Stroke Unit (ASU) for assessment and early rehabilitation by our specialist nursing and therapy teams.
Our specialist stroke teams have several different stroke specialist staff members including:
- consultants and doctors
- allied health professionals (e.g. physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech and language therapists and dietitians).
Our stroke teams are specifically trained to support people following a stroke. Not all individuals will need to see all specialists and different staff may be involved at different stages of a persons stay within the hospital.
Stroke patients needing longer-term rehabilitation may be transferred to the Stroke Rehabilitation Unit (SRU).
Our stroke service works as an efficient and cohesive team to provide expert care in line with nationally agreed stroke standards.
More information can be found in our stroke service leaflets.
Useful information about stroke can also be found from stroke charities:
Stroke Association https://www.stroke.org.uk/
Different Strokes https://differentstrokes.co.uk/