Midlands Stroke Centre

Centre of Excellence

Overview

Midlands Stroke Centre of Excellence is a 10-bedded unit, fully-equipped to care for patients which such conditions.  Our Cardiac ICU is able to accommodate 3 acute stroke patients at any given time for acute management in terms of thrombolysis.

With extensive experience in providing access to healthcare facilities to the community, we launched the centre to meet the needs of the disease burden of strokes in the community.

Our Stroke Centre focuses on:

  • Diagnosing and treating patients.
  • Optimising the quality of treatment.
  • Identifying risks and reducing complications.
  • Rehabilitation and support services.

The comprehensive Radiology Services are located on the same level and within metres of the Emergency and Trauma Department also available 24-hours-a-day.

Emergency response services (ambulances) are on-site and ready to respond to cases.

MMC has 3 laboratory services on-site.

Our state-of-the-art Cath Lab, which boasts a bi-plane facility, is able to conduct neurological intervention on-demand.

 

In addition, we are cognizant of the fact that this condition is life-changing and affects not only the patient but their family and social circle. With this in mind, we are affiliated to Royal Rehabilitation Hospital, in order to ensure that patients get the proper continuation of care for long-term management of their condition. They are then able to recover and cope with the condition, and return to their communities.

 

The centre is a Level 4 acute hospital with direct access to Royal Rehabilitation Hospital.

Department's Services

A Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA) is often called a mini-stroke, but it’s really a major warning. TIA is a temporary blockage of blood flow to the brain. Since it doesn’t cause permanent damage, it’s often ignored. But this is a big mistake. TIAs may signal a full-blown stroke ahead.

This is either a brain aneurysm burst or a weakened blood vessel leak. Blood spills into or around the brain and creates swelling and pressure, damaging cells and tissue in the brain. There are two types of haemorrhagic stroke called intra-cerebral and subarachnoid.

This is caused by a clot that travels from somewhere else in the body, usually the heart. The clot then blocks an artery leading to or in the brain. An embolic stroke happens when a piece of clot called an embolus breaks loose and is carried by the bloodstream to the brain, where the larger arteries branch off into smaller vessels. The blood clot reaches a point where it can go no farther. It becomes wedged, plugging a small cerebral artery and cutting off the blood supply to the brain.

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Our Stroke Team

Our staff members have attended among others training sessions and conferences, in which they were trained on acute stroke management. Midlands Stroke Centre of Excellence is accredited by the Angels Initiative as a Stroke Specialist Hospital. Our Emergency Doctors have also been trained on stroke management.