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Stroke patients in Coventry and Warwickshire set to benefit from better clinical pathways

The £4m investment aims to tackle inequalities in stroke care provision across the region

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Stroke patients across Coventry and Warwickshire are set to benefit from better treatment pathways as local leaders seek to improve quality stroke care. 

Stroke survivors at the NHS Coventry and Warwickshire Integrated Care System (ICB) will receive their first round of care at a specialist unit at University Hospital Coventry while those who require further treatment will be transferred to a rehab unit.

Additionally, the Community Stroke Rehabilitation Service will support those who require further specialist support during the recovery process.

“We are committed to providing the highest possible standard of care for all stroke patients across Coventry and Warwickshire,” said Dr Anthony Kenton, consultant stroke neurologist at University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust.

“These changes mean that patients, no matter where they live in the region, will receive the same high-quality treatment and have the best possible chance of recovery.

He added: “Timely and effective treatment is crucial to maximise a patient’s chances of recovering from a stroke, and patients will start seeing the benefits from the new pathway right away.”

The £4m investment aims to tackle inequalities in stroke care provision, allowing stroke patients across Coventry and Warwickshire to access the same quality of treatment irrespective of where they are in the region.

Phil Johns,  CEO of the NHS Coventry and Warwickshire ICB, said: “There has been close cooperation between health and care organisations across our region to ensure these changes go smoothly.

“Staff from right across the stroke pathway have worked extremely hard to ensure patients receive excellent care from day one and I’d like to pay tribute to their efforts in making this possible.

“Close co-operation between the NHS, local authorities and the voluntary sector is a core principle of Integrated Care Systems. This is a great example of the difference that we can make when organisations involved in the delivery of health services work together and I hope we can build upon this going forward.”

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