Tameside stroke team up for top award
21 May 2013

The Health Service Journal award nomination has gone to a project to improve stroke rehabilitation for patients, led by the Greater Manchester and Cheshire Cardiac and Stroke Network (GMCCSN, which includesTamesideHospital’s stroke rehabilitation team. The project named Tameside Hospital as the most improved site across all stroke rehab units in Greater Manchester.

 Tameside Hospital stroke coordinator, Hilary Troop, will be travelling down to Londonto present the project to the judging panel before they make a decision on the winner later this year.

 The shortlisted project was to design and implement a toolkit of standardised outcome measures for use within stroke rehabilitation services and to evaluate the impact of implementation on patient outcomes, team functioning and service delivery. It also explores the effects of using the toolkit on other areas such as team communications and length of stay for patients,

 Hilary explained: “We were heavily involved in the project and developing the tools and outcome measures.  Sites were measured before and after implementation of the tools and Tameside was one of the most improved sites, which is why have been asked to help pitch the project to the Health Service Journal when it judges the award.

 “We are really pleased to have been recognised and look forward to showcasing our work as part of the presentation.”