RUH staff praised for stroke work
2:40pm Monday 8th October 2012 in Latest News
Staff at the Royal United Hospital, Bath, have been praised for their work researching the causes and treatments of stroke.
The hospital’s stroke research team has been highly commended in the team of the year category of the National Institute for Health Research’s awards in recognition of their success in embedding research culture into day to day clinical care.
All patients admitted to the acute stroke unit are screened for their suitability for inclusion in studies and more than 180 patients have been recruited to clinical trials since the team was set up in 2006.
Consultant stroke physician Dr Louise Shaw said: “Research is very important in improving patient care by finding out which treatments work best and we are delighted that our work in this area has been recognised.”
*New parking fees at the RUH have been introduced. The first 20 minutes remains free while two hours’ parking increases from £2.60 to £3. Charges had remained unchanged for five years.