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Network launches new strategy

The region boasts some of the most well developed and highly rated stroke and neurorehabilitation services in the country. However, there are still significant inequalities in the care that is provided in Greater Manchester, particularly against a backdrop of worsening health following the pandemic.

The network has launched its strategy for 2024-2026 which reflects national requirements (mostly for stroke), regional objectives including the transformation of inpatient neurorehabilitation services and crucially what our patients and carers told us were important to them.

The plan covers:

  • Hearing the patient and carer voice in everything we do
  • Preventing more people from having a stroke
  • Getting those presenting with stroke symptoms quickly to the right hospital first time by ambulance
  • Maximising the number of people receiving the time critical treatments: thrombolysis and thrombectomy
  • Ensuring patients receive high quality care in hospital including rehabilitation with sufficient intensity and frequency
  • Providing effective community neurorehabilitation to maximise recovery and keep people well for longer at home
  • Developing holistic longer term support that involves the voluntary sector and other agencies
  • Supporting our workforce to deliver the best care whilst ensuring we can recruit and retain enough specialist staff
  • Using data to help drive change and measure our performance so we can identify areas for improvement
  • Being involved in more research and using innovation to deliver better, more efficient services

We have a large programme of quality improvement projects that will ensure we collaboratively deliver on these key areas, and we look forward to continuing to work closely with our stakeholders in the coming years for the benefit of our patients, their families and carers.

You can view the strategy here. It is interactive to help more easily navigate.