Audit's high marks for stroke services
STROKE services at Bradford Teaching Hospitals are improving, accroding to the National Sentinel Stroke Audit 2004.
The Trust scored a total of 76 out of 100, compared to 72 in 2001, when the independent analysis was last carried out.
And across the UK Bradford Teaching Hospitals is far above the national average score of 60.
As reported in the last issue of Trust Today stroke patients in Bradford receive the best care in the county.
Below are the results showing just some of the key indicators where the Trust scored above the national average.
Consultant in elderly care and clinical lead for stroke services, Chris Patterson, said: "The Sentinel Stroke Audit is carried out in every stroke unit in the country and provides a really good benchmarking system.
"The audit is split into two sections - an organisational element which looks at things like number of wards/beds/nurses and a process element, which assess the quality of patient care.
"We are delighted to have done so well and to see that we are improving. This reflects the strong team working and commitment to development by staff."
|Key Indicators||BTHT||National Average|
|Treated in a stroke unit during stay||70||49|
|More than 50% of stay on stroke unit||65||40|
|Weighed at least once during admission||84||51|
|Mood assessed by discharge||79||42|
|Rehabilitation goals agreed by the multi-disciplinary team||79||74|
The Trust also scored well in categories which looked at different elements of care, achieving average or above in six out of the seven areas assessed. These included:
|Process of care domain||BTHT||National Average|
|Screening & functional assessment||83||63|
|Management care planning||72||59|
|Communiction with patients and carers||88||64|