Stroke unit is a success

Stroke outreach services in Doncaster are bucking the national trend.

In Doncaster during the last 12 months the service accepted 274 referrals and 74 per cent of these were seen and assessed within ten days.

The service has met a 100 per cent target for six months post-discharge assessment.

This compares to the national results showing 38 per cent of stroke survivors surveyed had not been assessed on their care needs.