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The Stroke Service provides a range of services including hyperacture care (including provision of thrombolysis for acute ischaemic stroke) out patient and in patient TIA assessment and also acute stroke care and rehabilitation. The service is currently provided across three sites. Darlington Memorial Hospital and University Hospital of North Durham provide hyperacute services and acute stroke care with rehabilitation services are provided at Bishop Auckland Hospital. Out patient services are currently provided at all three hospitals.  

'I have to compliment everyone on their pleasant persona and their expertise and knowledge. By the end of the 5 days, I did not feel as though I had been in a hospital ward and was very relaxed.'

Patient, Ward 16 Orthopaedics, University Hospital of North Durham