Stroke services at UCLH 

Stroke services at UCLH provide the best possible clinical care for all phases of the stroke pathway. Our Hyper-acute Stroke Unit (HASU) and daily walk-in Transient Ischaemic Attack (TIA) service are based at the University College Hospital site whilst the Acute Stroke and Brain Injury Unit and our specialist stroke services are based at the nearby National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery. These services include clinics for complex vascular disease, haemorrhage secondary to vascular malformation, and Moyamoya. We run stroke outpatient clinics at both sites where our teams work very closely with vascular surgeons, interventional neuro-radiologists, neurosurgery and neuro-intensivists.

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This includes:

  • Rapid assessment – patients with suspected stroke will be assessed by a specialist and have access to an immediate brain scan, when clinically indicated or within 24 hours if not
  • Access to early treatment using clot-busting drugs (thrombolysis)
  • 24/7 monitoring and physiological intervention in specialised stroke high-dependency beds on the 7th floor of UCLH 
  • Access to a multi-disciplinary specialist team that supports the HASU 24/7. This includes consultant neurologists, stroke specialists, neurosurgeons and radiologists, specialist nurses and a team of stroke therapists, that include physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech and language therapy and dietetics. Many members of the MDT rotate between the HASU, Acute Medical Unit and the Stroke Unit to enable all staff to develop and maintain a broad skill set.
  • We are fortunate to have a consultant led service, with expertise drawn from across the North Central London Sector, with stroke specialists from UCLH, Royal Free, North Middlesex and Barnet rotating through the HASU

 Contact details

Stroke services at UCLH
University College Hospital
Hyper Acute Stroke Unit (HASU)
David Ferrier Ward
3rd Floor Chandler Wing
Queen Square

National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery
Acute Brain Injury Service
Box 119
33 Queen Square
London, WC1N 3BG

Patient enquiries
Telephone: 020 3447 0707

GP enquiries
Telephone: 020 3447 0707/0727
Fax: 020 3447 0733

Service manager - Roisin O’Connell
Email: roisin.o'

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"I have never had such care & thoughtfulness shown to me from anyone."

"It has been a comfort to my family knowing she was cared for not only as a patient but as a person whilst in this hospital."

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