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Royal Devon and Exeter hospital among country's best stroke units

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The stroke unit at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital has been named as one of the best in the country.

The RD&E is the first hospital in the South West to be given the top grade A score in a national audit of stroke care.

The RD&E has been a part of The Peninsula Stroke Research Network project since 2007. Credit: ITV West Country

The Sentinel Stroke National Audit Programme is conducted by the Royal College of Physicians.

An A grade means the hospital delivers the highest standards of care from when people are admitted to when they are discharged.

Around 700 stroke patients are treated at The RD&E every year.

The national audit shows that the Royal Devon and Exeter provides a Stroke Service which has been independently benchmarked as among the best 25% in the country. The audit results are testimony to the hard work by the stroke service team and their commitment to improving services for RD&E patients.

– Dr Martin James, Consultant Stroke Physician