Stroke care

  • We care for you at Northwick Park Hospital if you have had a stroke, where we are home to one of eight hyper acute stroke units (HASUs) in London.

  • Telephone number: 020 8869 3572
  • Location: Haldane and Herrick wards, Level 8, Northwick Park Hospital
  • Division: Integrated medicine
  • General manager: Jamie Zanardo

About the service

We care for you at Northwick Park Hospital if you have had a stroke, where we are home to one of eight hyper acute stroke units (HASUs) in London.

Our unit is based on Haldane and Herrick wards, and has 50 beds, including 16 hyper acute stroke beds and 34 stroke unit beds.

We provide thrombolysis 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Thrombolysis is a drug treatment which can be given within the first few hours after a stroke, and may dramatically reduce disability.

We also offer a seven-day transient ischaemic attack (TIA) service. TIA causes symptoms similar to a stroke but which only last a short time.

Conditions we care for

We treat, investigate and rehabilitiate you if you have had a suspected stroke or Transient Ischaemic Attack (TIA).

More resources

You may find these organisations helpful if you have had a stroke or TIA: 

Stroke Association 
Providing high quality, up-to-date stroke information for stroke patients, their families and carers.

Different Strokes 
Different Strokes is a registered charity providing a unique, free service to younger stroke survivors throughout the United Kingdom.

British Association of Stroke Physicians 
Advancing stroke medicine.

Research

Over the last year, over 200 of our patients took part in a number of clinical trials. These looked at all the major stages of stroke disease, from prevention to rehabilitation, and incuded research on:

  • using new agents to reduce infarct size
  • secondary prevention
  • pharyngeal stimulation for swallowing problems
  • robotic rehabilitation for upper arm stroke and continence management.

Referrals

TIA referrals

Please do not use e-RS to refer patients who may have had a TIA.

If you think a patient may have had a TIA, please complete the TIA referral form.

GP referral form TIA[docx] 64KB

To complete the form, you must:

  • document the clinical history for your patient. This helps our consultants triage patients in order to see urgent patients first.
  • provide a list of your patient's current medication.

You can return the form to us by emailing our team.

You can also contact our TIA administrator on 020 8869 2600 (Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm).

If you have queries or need advice, you can get in touch with our stroke specialist nurse by contacting switchboard or on bleep 640.

Acute inpatient referrals

If you need to discuss one of your patients with our specialist team, please contact the on call specialist doctor by contacting switchboard or on bleep 073.

You can get also in touch with our stroke specialist nurse by contacting switchboard or on bleep 640.

Outpatient referrals

We are happy to accept outpatient referrals from GPs, which should be submitted through the NHS e-Referrals Service.

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