Good stroke performance continues at West Suffolk Hospital

Stroke team at West Suffolk Hospital ANL-150218-143130001
Stroke team at West Suffolk Hospital ANL-150218-143130001

Latest figures show that stroke patients at West Suffolk Hospital are continuing to benefit from some of the best care in the country.

The most recent SSNAP (Sentinel Stroke National Audit Programme) data rates West Suffolk as a level A, making it the best performing of all 16 hospitals in the eastern region and in the country’s top ten.

The rating takes into account a range of different criteria which is designed to measure the quality of care which patients receive.

This includes how quickly they can access a brain scan, whether they are rapidly transferred to a dedicated stroke unit and how many are given clot-busting thrombolysis treatment.

The hospital scored particularly well for the help put in place to aid recovery and rehabilitation, such as access to speech and language therapy, physiotherapy and occupational therapy.

Dr Sajid Alam, consultant in stroke, geriatric and general medicine at the hospital, said: “We are absolutely delighted with these latest results, which show a further improvement in the care we provide to our patients.

“Our therapy teams have performed especially well in the latest round of data, which is a testament to their hard work and dedication.

“It also shows our patients are receiving the right help and support during their rehabilitation, in turn giving them the best possible chance of making a good recovery.”

The SSNAP data relates to the care provided between October and December 2014, which is the latest available.