Stroke services are developing rapidly in Scotland. Most of the 33 hospitals which admit stroke patients from the community have a stroke unit and access to brain imaging. However, acute stroke units are few and many of the 10,000 patients each year still do not access a stroke unit bed. A recently introduced National Strategy aims to ensure that all patients have access to early stroke unit care, brain imaging and appropriate specialist rehabilitation and secondary prevention. A national system to monitor the progress of the strategy is being developed.
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