STP plans major stroke reconfiguration

Full story in the HSJ, 1 October 2018

Norfolk and Waveney sustainability and transformation partnership is drawing up plans for a major stroke reconfiguration which involves partnering with a neighbouring trauma centre, HSJ has learned.

Local leaders want two major hubs at Norwich and Addenbrooke’s hospitals, run by Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals and Cambridge University Hospitals Foundation Trusts respectively, to underpin the plans.

The plans for the health economy, which is struggling to contain rising demand for stroke care, are still at a relatively early phase. But the two hub model has been given informal backing by NHS England, local leaders told HSJ.