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Wycombe Hospital gets new hyper acute stroke unit
STROKE patients are set benefit from world class care at Wycombe Hospital after it beat off competition from Berkshire to open a hyper acute stroke unit.
Everyone who suffers a stroke in Buckinghamshire or East Berkshire will now go to the new unit in Wycombe for the first three days of their care.
The HASU unit offers round-the-clock access to thrombolysis, which ensures patients have access to a life-saving injection to disperse blood clots and reduce damage in the early stages of a stoke.
The Queen Alexandra Road hospital was chosen to provide the hyper acute care in front of Wexham Park Hospital in Slough.
Anne Eden, chief executive of Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust, said: “We are very excited that Wycombe Hospital has been chosen to provide this specialist care and feel it is a true reflection of the skill and dedication of the staff who work across our stroke services.”
Stoke Mandeville and Wexham Park will continue to offer acute stroke services, which will care for stroke patients once their condition has stabilised.
The Bucks Free Press will be taking a closer look at new unit in the coming weeks.