Praise for Infirmary
HUDDERSFIELD stroke patients are being treated by one of the best units in the country, latest figures show.
The news comes after a study by the Royal College of Physicians named stroke care at Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust the best in the region.
The Calderdale Royal Hospital's stroke unit and rehabilitation services at the Huddersfield Royal Infirmary were given 79 points out of 100.
Patient assessment, early intervention by the therapy team and good arrangements for patients returning home were also among the areas where the trust scored highest.
The assessment - which involved 224 hospitals nationwide - put the trust in the top 25% of units in the country.
Consultant Gudrun Seebass, the head of stroke rehabilitation at the Royal Infirmary, said: " We are very proud of what we have achieved.
"It is down to good investment, sound training and an excellent atmosphere amongst our teams."
The team has already attracted regional recognition for the way it is reducing death rates among stroke patients.
Dr Tony Rudd, associate director of the Royal College of Physicians, who headed the audit, said: "It is impressive that the Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust is providing specialist stroke care for so many patients.
"This makes them a leading trust in this field.
"This kind of performance is something that all hospitals should aim for."