Date lodged: 18 July 2017
To ask the Scottish Government how many acute ischaemic stroke patients it estimates will receive mechanical thrombectomy treatment in 2017-18, broken down by the centre performing the procedure.
Answered by: Aileen Campbell 8 August 2017
Thrombectomy is a highly specialised procedure. We anticipate that the number of thrombectomies for 2017-18 will be similar to provision in 2016-17. The Department of Clinical Neurosciences currently based at Western General Hospital in Edinburgh performed 12 procedures in 2016-17.
In June, the National Advisory Committee for Stroke hosted an initial meeting of an Expert Group on Thrombectomy for Stroke to establish the process for progressing the development of services for thrombectomy in Scotland.