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S5W-12997: Alexander Stewart (Mid Scotland and Fife)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 27 November 2017

To ask the Scottish Government how many patients (a) were thrombolysed and (b) could have been eligible for thrombolysis on presentation at hospital following a stroke in 2016, broken down by NHS board.

Answered by: Shona Robison 12 December 2017

The Scottish Government’s Stroke Improvement Plan, published in 2014, reaffirms stroke as a clinical priority for the NHS in Scotland. The Plan outlines eight key priorities and actions to improve stroke treatment and care in Scotland. NHS Boards report on progress in the implementation of the Improvement Plan priorities, and this is presented in the Scottish Stroke Improvement Programme (SSIP) Report.

The SSIP report, published on 11 July 2017, indicates the number of patients receiving thrombolysis in 2016, broken down by Board on pages 39-40. The report is available at: http://www.strokeaudit.scot.nhs.uk/index.html.

The information requested for patients who could have been eligible for thrombolysis is not available centrally.