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Improving stroke care through partnership working across CCG boundaries

The Stroke Team at Lister Hospital, Stevenage

Case study: In early 2016, Princess Alexandra Hospital in Harlow was unable to recruit consultants for its stroke unit and not enough patients with strokes were being treated at the hospital to sustain a specialist stroke centre. 

To improve stroke care, a specialist stroke centre has been developed at the Lister Hospital in Stevenage, staffed by a stable, expert workforce, operating 24 hours a day, seven days a week. 


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