Stroke reconfiguration plans cause concerns.

Full Story at HSJ 29 March 2018

Senior clinicians and local campaigners have raised safety concerns over plans for a major reconfiguration of stroke services in Essex.

Under the proposed shakeup, which is set to be discussed by the regional clinical senate in the coming weeks, a specialist hyper acute stroke unit would be established at Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals Foundation Trust for the patch, which has two other acute providers.

The model depends on transporting the most serious cases from other local accident and emergency departments to the new HASU. The trusts estimated two to three patients would be transferred to Basildon from Mid Essex Trust and Southend University Hospital FT every day.