Walsall stroke patients could have to travel to Wolverhampton

Stroke patients could be made to have their treatment in another town after health bosses declared the current service ‘unsustainable’.

National health guidelines state that for a hospital trust to run a viable ‘hyper acute stroke unit’ there should be a minimum of 600 confirmed stroke patients each year who are treated.

But the number of patients using the Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust for stroke services have fallen well short, with only 420 cases confirmed.

Now patients currently treated in Walsall face having to make a trip to Wolverhampton’s New Cross Hospital.

Full story in The Express and Star, 7 July 2017