Essex: Hospital given top rating for stroke care

Hospital given top rating for stroke care

Hospital given top rating for stroke care

First published in News

THE care offered to stroke patients at Colchester General Hospital is the second best in the country, new findings reveal.

Findings come from a study by the Royal College of Physicians of all 175 hospital trusts which admit stroke patients.

While nationally 58 per cent of stroke sufferers are admitted to a unit within four hours, in Colchester and Tendring, more than 70 per cent of patients were quickly cared for.

Patients treated quickly for a stroke have a better chance of survival.

In addition, more than three in four patients were helped to return home early by North East Essex clinical commissioning group’s early discharge team, compared to a national average of one in four.

Dr Shane Gordon, the group’s chief clinical officer, said: “These figures are the results of a shared determination to get higher standards of care for our patients resulting in less death, disability and better quality of life."

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