Boston Pilgrim Hospital stroke unit highly praised
The specialist stroke unit at Boston Pilgrim Hospital has been highly praised during an external assessment.
According to the assessment, patients are receiving the best possible treatment within three hours, improving their recovery speed and reducing rehabilitation time.
The £250,000 unit opened last year and has led to an 'improvement in standards' of care which is 'consistently patient centred'.
Dr David Mangion, of United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust said: "There is no doubt that the new stroke unit at Boston has improved the quality of care for patients.
"The 24 hour facility means that the team can provide a critical brain scan and treatment as soon as possible, which is essential to improving the quality of life for someone after suffering from a stroke."
Sarah Newton, chief operating officer for Lincolnshire West Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) said: "As the NHS organisation which commissions stroke services on behalf of people in Lincolnshire, we were delighted to see the standards of stroke care being delivered at Boston Pilgrim Hospital.
"In particular, our CCG is impressed with the hospital's regular assessment of patients to test them for depression and cognition and the on-going patient feedback."