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Hyper-acute stroke unit doubles thrombolysis rate

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A specialist NHS centre for treating stroke patients in London has more than doubled the rate of patients receiving thrombolysis in the area it covers.

The hyper-acute stroke unit at University College London Hospitals Foundation Trust opened in February.

Preliminary figures indicate that mortality rates have also reduced to a quarter of the national average for stroke - just six per cent compared to 27 per cent.

The unit is a collaboration between hospitals across north central London.

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  • Great news, this needs to be nation-wide, not another postcode lottery!!

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  • This happening in Salford, for the whole of greater manchester and is working really well.

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