Stroke day a resounding success
08 April 2016
The award-winning stroke team from Southend University Hospital hosted an Essex stroke academic day with great success, attracting key clinicians from across the country to debate findings and advances in the area of stroke, of which Southend is renowned.
Topics of debate and discussion included everything from
web-based therapies and robotics and their help in 21st century
stroke rehabilitation and beyond. There were also updates on the
hyperacute stroke treatments thrombolysis and thrombectomy.
Guest speakers included Southend Hospital's own Professor Iris
Grunwald, Dr Sajid Alam, Dr Lucy Coward and Dr Sajjad Mazhar as
well as some from other hospitals and institutions, such as Dr
David Hargroves from East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation
Trust and Professor William Harwin, director of research for the
School of Systems Engineering at the University of Reading.
Southend lead stroke consultant, Dr Paul Guyler, commented:
"This was an excellent day with a varied programme which was well
attended by stroke team members in Essex and beyond. The feedback
on the speakers and topics was very positive, with a consensus that
we need to expand emergency clot-retrieval treatments to all
patients requiring this in Essex, rather than this procedure just
being available in Southend.
"It is crucial that we continue to hold annual days to learn
from each other and together improve our stroke services across
Back row l-r:
- Dr Alexander Leff (University College London Hospitals NHS
- Professor Alison Halliday (University of Oxford)
- Dr Lucy Coward ((Southend University Hospital)
Front row l-r:
- Professor William Harwin (Director of Research for the School
of Systems Engineering at the University of Reading)
- Dr Paul Guyler (Southend University Hospital)
- Professor Iris Grunwald (Southend University Hospital)
- Dr Saj Alam (Southend University Hospital)