Case Number 3675
Request Date 25/06/2014
Completion Date 14/07/2014

 

Details of the Request

  1. Does the Trust provide 24 hour fully staffed acute stroke diagnostic and treatment 7 days a week, 5 days a week, or other (please explain)?
     
  2. Does the Trust provide 24 hour routine access to scanning facilities for suspected stroke patients 7 days a week, 5 days a week, or other (please explain)?
     
  3. In 2013, what proportion of patients suspected of having a stroke received diagnostic scans (CT scans) within the first hour of having their stroke, as per NICE Clinical Guideline 68?
     
  4. In 2013, what proportion of patients suspected of having a stroke received diagnostic scans (CT scans) within the first 24 hours of having their stroke?
     
  5. Does the Trust provide 24 hour routine access to intravenous thrombolysis for stroke patients 7 days a week, 5 days a week or other (please explain)?
     
  6. In 2013, what proportion of patients confirmed as having a stroke received intravenous thrombolysis within the first three hours of having their stroke, as per NICE Clinical Guideline 68?
     
  7. Does the Trust record patient outcomes on discharge, based on the Modified Rankin Score?
     
  8. If the answer to question 7 was Yes, what was the score in 2013?
     
  9. In 2013, what proportion of patients were admitted to a specialist stroke unit within 4 hours of arriving in hospital?
     
  10. In 2013, what proportion of stroke patients spent at least 90% of their time in hospital in a stroke unit?
     
  11. Does the Trust provide ward rounds by specialist stroke physicians 7 days per week or the standard 5 days per week?

 

Details of the Response

1. Does the Trust provide 24 hour fully staffed acute stroke diagnostic and treatment 7 days a week, 5 days a week, or other (please explain)?

YES - 7 days

 

2. Does the Trust provide 24 hour routine access to scanning facilities for suspected stroke patients 7 days a week, 5 days a week, or other (please explain)?

YES - 7 days

 

3. In 2013, what proportion of patients suspected of having a stroke received diagnostic scans (CT scans) within the first hour of having their stroke, as per NICE Clinical Guideline 68?

2013/14 - 63%

 

4. In 2013, what proportion of patients suspected of having a stroke received diagnostic scans (CT scans) within the first 24 hours of having their stroke?

2013/14 - 99%

 

5. Does the Trust provide 24 hour routine access to intravenous thrombolysis for stroke patients 7 days a week, 5 days a week or other (please explain)?

Yes - 7 days

 

6. In 2013, what proportion of patients confirmed as having a stroke received intravenous thrombolysis within the first three hours of having their stroke, as per NICE Clinical Guideline 68?

2013/14 - 100%

 

7. Does the Trust record patient outcomes on discharge, based on the Modified Rankin Score?

NO

 

8. If the answer to question 7 was Yes, what was the score in 2013?

N/A

 

9. In 2013, what proportion of patients were admitted to a specialist stroke unit within 4 hours of arriving in hospital?

2013/14 - 53%

 

10. In 2013, what proportion of stroke patients spent at least 90% of their time in hospital in a stroke unit?

2013/14 - 77%

 

11. Does the Trust provide ward rounds by specialist stroke physicians 7 days per week or the standard 5 days per week?

5 days per week