Critical and endovascular transfer pathway 

In some cases more advanced treatment is required than cannot be provided on the UCLH site and a Critical Transfer Pathway is activated for these patients to allow this care to be provided at NHNN.

This Pathway allows rapid and safe transfer with medical and/or anaesthetic cover either to a high dependency bed at NHNN or directly to the catheter angiography suite to allow mechanical revascularization in selected patients with proximal cerebral artery occlusion.

For these patients subsequent treatment will be provided on the ABIU by the stroke team at NHNN and later on, where necessary, by the stroke team in the local acute stroke unit.