"Stroke treatment at Stepping Hill"

About: North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust Stepping Hill Hospital / General medicine

(as a staff member),

This story has been posted by Healthwatch Tameside on behalf of a member of the public who asked not to have their name published. They said…

This man lives in Mossley and his wife had what she thought was a stroke at 7. 30am. They rang an ambulance who made the decision to take her to Stepping Hill. This is one of the hospitals that are trialling a new drug for stroke patients. The wife received this drug and by 10am she had all the feelings back in her limbs. She came home the day after. She still feels dizzy occasionally but apart from that is great, Great treatment.

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Response from Cath Marsland, Head of Risk and Patient and Customer Services, Stockport NHS Foundation Trust

Thank you very much for sharing this positive story

I will share it with the relevant teams

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Response from North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust

Thank you for taking the time to share this experience with us. We are pleased to hear that not only did the patient receive prompt and excellent care from North West Ambulance Service but that she was also taken to Stepping Hill where she had the chance to receive the new drugs which had such a positive effect on her illness.

We would like to send the patient best wishes for her continued recovery from her illness.

Many Thanks

North West Ambulance Service

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