Stroke

Strokes are a medical emergency and urgent treatment is essential because the sooner a person receives treatment for a stroke, the less damage is likely to happen. Research is an important part of improving treatment for stroke and takes place at all stages – including prevention, immediately following diagnosis, rehabilitation and life after stroke.

The NCA’s Salford Royal and Fairfield Hospitals are two of the three Hyper Acute Stroke Centres for Greater Manchester, caring for patients immediately after their stroke – as they recover, patients may transfer to their local district hospital.

Research is an important part of stroke services across the NCA and a wide range of studies involving stroke and the emergency conditions affecting the brain take place here.

The research we carry out looks at the causes and treatment of stroke.  We are also interested in bleeding that happens in the brain tissue (intracerebral haemorrhage) and within the area around the brain (subarachnoid haemorrhage).

The specialist Hyper Acute Stroke Research Centre at  Salford  (which investigates, treats and cares for patients immediately after a stroke) has a team of dedicated research practitioners who identify inpatients eligible to take part in clinical trials – these could range from studies that begin just a few hours after having a stoke through to research into rehabilitation.

Researchers will be happy to talk to you about current studies that are going on and will support and help you if you do decide to take part.

For more information, please call us on 0161 206 2188 or email acute.research@srft.nhs.uk.