Stroke is always a medical emergency. Time = brain. If you think someone is suffering a stroke call 112 immediately.
Stroke Care Units: What happens for people after a stroke is different for everybody. It depends on what sort of stroke a person has had and where in the brain the stroke has happened. Different people will recover in different ways.
• Hospitals that have specialist staff and services specifically for stroke have been shown in research to improve care and outcomes for people with stroke .That why it is important to seek medical attention at the nearest hospital when you recognized the signs of a stroke.
• Care in these ‘Stroke Care Units’ is recommended in clinical guidelines and policy documents for hospitals that treat strokes cases each year.
• Most stoke unit will administer thrombolysis, a drug used very early after stroke (within first few hours) to dissolve the clot causing the stroke.