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Time is of the essence following a stroke, yet those affected across England face a postcode
lottery when it comes to receiving urgent specialist treatment. Whether its because of a lack of
available specialist doctors or not being able to get a brain scan within the recommended time,

LOTTERY
these fundamental issues are putting patients recovery at risk. A review of the ten best and
worst-performing areas of the country for access to urgent treatment at major hospitals shows
a clear disparity between different regions and cities

PERCENTAGE WHO RECEIVED A BRAIN SCAN ADMITTED TO A STROKE UNIT


WITHIN ONE HOUR OF ENTERING HOSPITAL WITHIN FOUR HOURS

81%
1 Eastbourne District General, East Sussex
87.6%
79.3% Broomfield, Essex 1
2 Fairfield General, Greater Manchester
87.5%
77.2% Bedford
2
3 West Suffolk
85%
75.2% Salford Royal, Greater Manchester 3
4 Stepping Hill, Greater Manchester
83.3%
73.2% Stepping Hill, Greater Manchester 4
5 Sandwell District General, West Midlands
80.5%
71% Eastbourne District General,
5
6 Wycombe General, Buckinghamshire
East Sussex
80.1%
68.7% Sandwell District General,
61
7 Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, Kent
West Midlands
80.1%
68.5% Ipswich, Suffolk
7
8 St Peters, Surrey
80%
67.8% Worthing, West Sussex
8
9 Royal Cornwall
79.5%
66.8% West Suffolk 9
10 Charing Cross HASU, London*
79.5%
James Cook University, 10
North Yorkshire

13.3%
1 Blackpool Victoria, Lancashire
12.4%
17.4% South Tyneside District, 1
2 Warwick
Tyne and Wear
29%
23.9% Worcestershire Royal 2
3 Wexham Park, Berkshire
30.6%
16.1% Princess Alexandra, Essex 3
4 South Tyneside District, Tyne and Wear
32.8%
23.1% Royal Cornwall 4
5 Harrogate District, North Yorkshire
34.4%
24.7% Southport and Formby District 5
6 Gloucestershire Royal
General, Merseyside
35.1%
27.8% Warwick
61
7 Queen Alexandra, Hampshire
36.3%
28.3% Great Western, Wiltshire 7
8 Dorset County
37.5%
28.5% Gloucestershire Royal 8
9 Bedford
37.7%
28.6% Hereford County 9
10 University Hospitals of North Tees
38%
and Hartlepool, County Durham
Warrington, 10
Cheshire

1 in 2
stroke patients receive a brain
1 in 5
are not assessed to see if they
scan within an hour of arriving can swallow properly within
at hospital in England, Wales four hours of arriving
and Northern Ireland

7hrs
average time
from the onset of
symptoms to being
admitted to a stroke
unit

92.9% 15.8%
1 100%
St Peters, Surrey
6 Peterborough City,
Cambridgeshire
1 South Tyneside District,
Tyne and Wear
6 41.5%
Yeovil District, Somerset

2 97.3%
Bristol Royal Infirmary
7 92.9%
Kent and Canterbury
2 29.1%
Queens, Staffordshire
7 42.4%
North Devon District

94.4%
3 Northwick Park HASU,
North-west London*
8 92.5%
Fairfield General, Greater Manchester
3 39.1%
Princess Alexandra, Essex
8 43.1%
Cumberland Infirmary, Cumbria

4 94.2%
Broomfield, Essex
9 92.2%
Stepping Hill, Greater Manchester
4 39.8%
Princess Royal, Shropshire
9 44.7%
Gloucestershire Royal

5 93.2%
Royal Sussex County, East Sussex
10 91.9%
East Surrey
5 40.5%
Worcestershire Royal
10 45%
Bradford Royal Infirmary, West Yorkshire

PERCENTAGE WHO RECEIVED SWALLOW SCREENING WITHIN FOUR HOURS TOP 10 HOSPITALS *Hyper-acute stroke unit
Source: Sentinel Stroke National Audit Programme,
BOTTOM 10 HOSPITALS Royal College of Physicians 2016