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PCTs approve plan to bolster London stroke services

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Plans to overhaul stroke and major trauma centres in London have been approved by a committee of the city’s primary care trusts.

Major trauma centres will be located at the Royal London Hospital, St George’s Hospital, King’s College Hospital and St Mary’s Hospital.

Hyper-acute stroke centres will be at Northwick Park Hospital, Charing Cross Hospital, University College Hospital, St George’s Hospital, King’s College Hospital, the Royal London Hospital, the Princess Royal University Hospital and Queen’s Hospital.

Roger Boyle, national director for heart disease and stroke said: ‘Rapid specialist care concentrated in centres of excellence can save lives and reduce disability for stroke which requires a wide range of highly skilled professionals. This means concentrating services in centres of excellence rather than spreading staff, skills and equipment over too many sites. Healthcare for London is leading the way in bringing stroke care for its population into the 21st century.

‘At the moment, treatment throughout London varies radically, there are outstanding examples of good practice, but we want to see them become the norm. The services that will be provided are in line with our national stroke strategy and will result in all people in London having rapid access to high quality stroke services.’

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