Stroke Care

Our specialist stroke unit in Coventry provides high quality care for patients who have had a stroke or a transient ischaemic attack (TIA).

The benefits of our stroke unit include:
• Over 60% of stroke patients will have a CT scan within an hour of arrival.
• Some patients may benefit from thrombolysis (a clot busting drug), which is available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.
• We aim for all stroke patients to be admitted directly to a stroke bed, with imaging en-route to the ward, within four hours of arriving in hospital.
• All stroke patients are initially assessed daily by a specialist consultant clinician.
• Providing a regional service for patients from North and South Warwickshire who may be suitable for thrombolysis.

What is a stroke?
A stroke is a condition where the blood supply to part of the brain has been cut off. This can be caused by a blockage to the blood flow (an ischaemic stroke) or by a bleed (haemorrhage).

What is a TIA?
A transient ischaemic attack (TIA), also called a ‘mini stroke’, is a condition where the blood supply to part of the brain has been interrupted for a short time. The symptoms are similar to a stroke, but they are temporary, usually only lasting a few minutes to hours.

Strokes are a medical emergency and prompt treatment is essential because the sooner a person receives treatment for a stroke, the less damage is likely to happen.

 

Patient Information

Ward 41 Information Pack

Diet and Lifestyle Group - Reduce the risk of stroke

 

GP Information

TIA Referral Form

 

 

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