New stroke clinic for Bridlington

A new follow-up stroke clinic has been introduced at Bridlington Hospital for patients who have suffered a stroke or a TIA (Transient Ischaemic Attack). The clinic which takes place on a Friday morning is run by neurovascular nurse specialist, Tracy Ingleton. Tracy explained: “The introduction of this clinic means that local patients can now receive follow up, nurse-led care closer to their homes.” The introduction of this clinic comes as the Department of Health relaunches its FAST campaign to promote public awareness around Strokes. Facial weakness – Can the person smile? Has their mouth or eye drooped?
Arm weakness – Can the person raise both arms?

Speech problems – Can the person speak clearly and understand what you say?

Time to call 999 – If the person has any one of these symptoms call an ambulance Tracy continued: “It is really important that people are aware of the signs of a stroke so that patients can get to hospital as quickly as possible to ensure that they can access the best possible treatment and care available to them. “As well as developing our stroke treatment and follow up services we are also working hard to educate high risk patients how they can prevent suffering a stroke through addressing their lifestyle choices and taking preventative medications.”