Stroke Care

Health written question – answered on 14th June 2005.

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Photo of Helen Jones Helen Jones Labour, Warrington North

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what progress has been made in improving stroke care for younger people.

Photo of Liam Byrne Liam Byrne Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health) (Care Services)

The national service framework for older people, launched in 2001, covered specifically the development of stroke services for all ages, including younger people. Between 1998 and October 2004, the proportion of hospitals in England treating stroke patients that have a specialist stroke service rose from 45 per cent. to 90 per cent.

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