This page outlines the work of the Leeds Health and Care Partnership in relation to stroke.
What is a stroke?
The brain needs a constant supply of blood rich in oxygen and nutrients to work. If the supply is interrupted, even for a short time, brain cells can begin to die. When brain cells die, brain function is lost. Depending on the area of brain affected, the function of that area can be lost. For example, you may lose the ability to move an arm, a leg, or to speak. This is what we refer to when we say ‘stroke’.
Our ambition is to improve stroke services in Leeds and to do this we aim to work with:
- Everyone involved with, or affected by stroke
- Staff across the city
in order to:
- Ensure that everyone gets the best possible care, no matter who they are, or where they live in Leeds
- Make the best use of our resources
- Be open to new ways of working
We aim to improve prevention and support people at risk of stroke, and provide the best possible care and recovery to those who have had a stroke.
You can read more about this work in our Leeds Stroke Priorities report below: