Barbara Keeley MP


Barbara backs Salford’s plan to improve stroke services

news248Barbara has given her strong support to Salford Royal and hospitals across the North West as they aim to become world leaders in stroke care.

Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust, in partnership with The Health Foundation,is leading an initiative to improve services as part of a new programme designed to tackle stroke disease. The programme aims for a 30% increase in the number of people in the North West who survive a stroke. It will include targets to make sure that everyone who has a stroke receives the right care at the right time, such as having brain scans and swallowing tests within 24 hours of the stroke.

Barbara said:

This programme is good news for our region. Stroke is the third biggest killer in the UK and is the leading cause of long-term severe disability. We still have a long way to go to reach the standards we have set ourselves on stroke care, but this programme will help us to tackle the effects of stroke in a better way.

"I am also pleased that this programme is being led by Salford Royal. Stroke is a major cause of death and disability in Salford and it is right that we tackle its effects locally. It is good to see Salford Royal leading the way in acute care.”

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