Barnet Hospital TIA service first to be Gold accredited in North Central London
Last updated 5-Mar-12 16:21
The TIA (Transient Ischaemic Attack) service at Barnet Hospital has been awarded Gold accreditation. This was presented by the Cardiovascular and Stroke Network and local commissioners, in recognition of the team providing the highest quality of service to our patients. It also makes us the first Trust in the sector to be accredited with this standard.
A Transient Ischaemic Attack is often referred to as a mini-stroke. It is caused by a loss of blood flow to either a region of the brain, spinal cord, or retina that does not result in tissue death. Patients with TIA are at high risk of developing a full blown stroke in the following days. Rapid investigation of patients with TIA reduces the risk of this happening.
Daniel Epstein, Consultant Stroke Physician, said: "I would like to thank everyone involved for their hard work and support in making this possible."
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