Jackie Baillie MSP has called for swift and effective care for stroke patients as the Scottish Stroke Care Audit report shows that more than 30% of stroke patients in NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde did not receive an ‘appropriate’ Stroke Care Bundle.
In 2018, 2,390 stroke patients were admitted to hospitals in Greater Glasgow and Clyde and more than 700 of those patients did not receive appropriate care.
The health board is currently ranked 9th out of 14 health board areas for stroke care in Scotland.
“We know that swift and effective care for stroke patients saves lives and leads to the best possible recovery for patients. So it is unacceptable that hundreds of stroke patients in NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde are not receiving the care that they need.
“Chest, Heart and Stroke Scotland are calling on the Scottish Government to bring back Thrombectomy in Scotland. The procedure has the potential to reduce disability and dependency in stroke patients.
“It is clear that the Scottish Government must stop playing catch-up on stroke care and ensure that patients get the treatment that they need.”