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Stroke pathway (Raigmore Hospital)

Point of contact: Stuart Caldwell

This Rapid Process Improvement Workshop took place on 25th- 29th November 2013 and is due to have a 90 day Report out on 28th February 2014. Updates will be reported on the following actions:

 Action  Update at 90 days (28th Feb 2014)
Develop and implement pathway  
Prepare GP decision making aid  
Implement board round  
Source or develop swallow training video  
5S of offices
Information for patients

Update on progress to meet targets, at 30, 60, 90 and one year

   Baseline  Target  30  60  90  1 year
 Admission  84.6%  90%  95%      
 Swallow  76.9%  100%  83%      
 CT Scan  84.6%  90%  92%      
 Aspirin  90%  100%  96%      

Aim - To deliver compliance with national stroke standards

At the time of undertaking the work currently Raigmore Hospital was not consistently meeting time-based targets for stroke care, namely:

  • 90% to be admitted to the stroke unit (Ward 2A) by the end of the day following diagnosis of stroke
  • 100% of patients diagnosed with stroke have a swallow test
  • 80% to receive CT scan within 24 hours