Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Ceisteanna (1103)

Denis Naughten

Ceist:

1103. Deputy Denis Naughten asked the Minister for Health the current thrombolysis rate for each acute hospital; the number of patients presenting with stroke in each acute unit in the last available 12 month period; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [34966/13]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

The HSE's National Clinical Care Programmes provide a national, strategic and co-ordinated approach to a wide range of clinical services. The programmes have three main objectives – to improve the quality of care, to improve access and to improve cost-value, effectiveness. The Clinical Care Stroke Programme aims to save save 1 death or disability per day, reduce Average Length of Stay by 2 days over 3 years and reduce admission of stroke patients to nursing homes by 1.5% nationally.

In relation to the detail of the Deputy's question, I have asked the Health Service Executive to respond directly to him.