The Stroke Service provides a range of services including
hyperacture care (including provision of thrombolysis for acute
ischaemic stroke) out patient and in patient TIA assessment and
also acute stroke care and rehabilitation. The service is currently
provided across three sites. Darlington Memorial Hospital and
University Hospital of North Durham provide hyperacute services and
acute stroke care with rehabilitation services are provided at
Bishop Auckland Hospital. Out patient services are currently
provided at all three hospitals. We are ably supported by a team of
vascular surgeons for carotid interventions and a skilled nursing
Opening of Stroke Unit at UHND featured on North East News in
We have an active programme of educational meetings for Junior
Doctors and Stroke multidisciplinary teams.
'Care received was fantastic and I was very well looked after
and very impressed.'
Patient, Day Surgery, Darlington Memorial Hospital