Acute Stroke care team in Wales Awarded
The acute stroke care team in Aneurin Bevan Health Board in Wales, UK was awarded the prestigious Chief Executive Award in a very well organised ceremony in Gwent, South Wales. The team was awarded for the good progress that was achieved in Gwent stroke service.
The daily TIA clinic in Newport City has managed to cut the waiting list of the patients referred to the clinic for TIA management. The clinic adopted the ABCD2 score to prioritise the referral on daily basis of TIA patients.
Thrombolysing ischaemic stroke patients was another area of development in the region. The team is providing 24/7 thrombolysing stroke service and telestroke medicine is well under way in the region in spite of the financial difficulties.