NHS England has announced plans for 8000 stroke patients per year to benefit from mechanical thrombectomy; a form of surgical treatment for acute ischaemic stroke which significantly improves survival and quality of life. This service will be introduced at 24 neuroscience centres nationally. The NHS and local authorities could potentially save millions of pounds annually as a result of reduced rehabilitation and long term care costs.
‘I could have been paralysed’. London: BBC Health News, April 11th 2017.
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Stroke patients in England set to receive revolutionary new treatment. [Online]: NHS England, April 11th 2017.