By Jonathan Sher, The London Free Press
Friday, November 21, 2014 7:53:34 EST PM
Until recently, if you were going to have a stroke in London, it was better to do so someplace other than at the hospital.
For though London hospitals had a system to quickly assess and treat stroke victims who arrive from the community, that systemic approach was missing within the hospitals — but that’s changed.
Code Stroke is the name for a new way of treating patients whose strokes occur while they are in hospital. Unveiled Oct. 15 at University Hospital and in July at Victoria Hospital, the new system differs significantly from what it replaced.