Have your say on future of the district’s stroke service

HEALTH watchdogs are urging people district wide to have their say over possible cuts to emergency stroke services.

Under massive NHS reorganisation plans the number of sites across West Yorkshire currently providing a critical service in the first 72 hours after a stroke, including Bradford Royal Infirmary, could be potentially reduced from five to three.

Health bosses say no decisions will be made about the future of hyper-acute stroke services until people have shared their views but the West Yorkshire and Harrogate Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP) on how to fill a £1bn funding shortfall by 2020/2021 has said officials do “need to reduce the number of hyper-acute stroke units across West Yorkshire and Harrogate”.

Full Story on The Telegraph and Argus 25th February 2017