Conveyance of FAST+ Patients Suspected of Stroke
DECEMBER 2010 Health
Conveyance information relating to patients attended to by the London Ambulance Service NHS Trust (LAS) who were identified from the ambulance patient record as having a deficit on one or more of the face, arm and speech elements of the FAST test, and therefore suspected of having stroke.
Data includes the following aggregated for London:
• Destination – percentage of patients taken to a hospital with a Hyper Acute Stroke Unit (HASU) or to the nearest Accident and Emergency (A&E) department
• Average response times for patients transported to a hospital with a HASU only.
Data source: London Ambulance Service NHS Trust (LAS)
Further information on HASUs: http://www.london.nhs.uk/news-and-health-issues/press-releases/latest-press-releases/stroke-victims-in-london-have-better-access-to-life-saving-treatment-than-anywhere-else-in-the-world
|Author Name||NHS London|
|Date range||May 2010 to October 2010|
|License Summary||Open Government Licence|