Views sought on Sussex stroke services

Dr Minesh Patel

Dr Minesh Patel

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Health bosses are asking residents for their views on stroke services.

Clinical commissioning groups are working with hospital trusts and NHS providers across Sussex, the Stroke Association and South East Coast Ambulance Service as part of the Sussex Collaborative Stroke Services Review.

A spokesperson for the collaboration said: “Good progress has been made in enhancing stroke services for Sussex patients in recent years, particularly since the publication of the Department of Health’s national stroke strategy in 2007.

“However, we know there is much more we could still do to further improve outcomes for people who experience a stroke – with improvements in preventing strokes, acute stroke care and recovery.”

Dr Minesh Patel, senior responsible officer for the Sussex Collaborative Stroke Services Review, said: “Provider trusts – including local hospitals and community services – are currently developing options for how their stroke services could be improved to meet agreed national standards of care and ensure high-quality sustainable services for the future.

“Patient and carer feedback and experiences are key to ensuring we plan NHS services that work for our local community and your responses will be used to help evaluate the options that emerge.”

People are being asked for their views on prevention, admission, assessment and treatment, through to recovery and rehabilitation.

Residents can complete the survey at www.sussexcollaborative-nhs.uk/stroke

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