Stroke services at Stepping Hill Hospital have received a strong seal of approval following a recent inspection and assessment.
The Greater Manchester Stroke Operational Delivery Network, which is responsible for ensuring quality care for stroke patients in the region, have rated the service with the highest possible ‘A’ class rating. This is a mark of good quality in terms of care, staffing, support and facilities.
The network has now rated the service as the second highest stroke service in the region (out of ten separate services.)
Stepping Hill Hospital’s stroke unit expanded its services two years ago to become one of only three specialist centres in Greater Manchester, providing care for patients across the area, as well as taking in patients from East Cheshire. As well as early treatment the unit also includes a physiotherapy gym and therapy rooms to support the patient’s recovery, together with a sensory garden which opened last year.
Dr Shivakumar Krishnamoorthy, clinical director for stroke services at the hospital said, “We are delighted that the Greater Manchester Stroke Operational Delivery Network has confirmed the high standard of care which we provide for our stroke patients. We will strive to live up to and improve on this show of confidence.”