Ministerial Visit for Telestroke Demonstration
NTAC's Chief Executive, Sally Chisholm attended the ministerial visit at the Cardiac and Stroke Network in Lancashire & Cumbria.
The Network was delighted to welcome Health Minister; Lord Howe, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department of Health, to the Network offices on 27th October 2010 for a demonstration of the new Telestroke service.
The Telestroke system was installed in the Network conference room enabling the Health Minister to view a demonstration of how this new innovative technology will be used within the hospital setting.
Health Minister, Lord Howe said; "It is great to see first hand the Telestroke system in use and the positive impact this new technology is having on stroke victims in Cumbria and Lancashire.
"I applaud all the NHS organisations from across the two regions who are working collaboratively to implement this new service. It is an excellent example of an innovative solution from local networks in the area which is now benefiting both NHS staff and patients."
Commenting on the Ministers visit, Kathy Blacker, Network Director, Cardiac and Stroke Networks in Lancashire & Cumbria said: "We are delighted that Lord Howe was able to come and visit the Network and see a live demonstration of the Telestroke service. This innovative telemedicine technology will provide stroke patients from across Cumbria and Lancashire with equitable access to thrombolytic treatment 24 hours a day, 7 days a week."
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