Kingston Hospital providing excellent service for Stroke patients

Thursday 22 March 2018

Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is consistently providing an excellent service for its Stroke patients, according to the latest Sentinel Stroke National Audit Programme (SSNAP) report, carried out by the Royal College of Physicians.

The report, which covered the period from August – November 2017, shows that the Stroke Unit is performing at the highest level, scoring a SSNAP score of ‘A’.

Patients admitted to the Stroke Unit at Kingston Hospital receive input from all members of the multidisciplinary team as appropriate, seeing occupational therapists, physiotherapists, dieticians and speech and language therapists, in addition to nursing and medical teams specialised in stroke care. The unit measures well against the national targets and also aids patients’ recovery, allowing them to be discharged from the ward with greater levels of independence.

Dr Paul O’Mahony, Consultant Stroke Physician at Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, said:

“I’m delighted at how well the Stroke service at Kingston Hospital is performing against the national picture. Our SSNAP score of ‘A’ is a testament to how hard the multidisciplinary team has worked and how well everyone works together. Everyone on the ward gives their all to ensure our patients receive the best care possible and are discharged home in a timely manner. It’s great to see this recognised in the report.” 


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