€10,000 for the National Thrombectomy Service

The effects of some severe strokes can be completely reversed, and patients can make a full recovery if treated in a timely manner, thanks to a procedure called a thrombectomy.

Thrombectomy is a relatively new radiologically guided interventional procedure for the treatment of acute ischemic stroke which has been shown to be effective up to 24 hours post onset of stroke. . This is a stroke caused by a blood clot in a major blood vessel in the brain. It is estimated that approximately 10 to 20 per cent of stroke patients would have this type of stroke.

Beaumont Hospital is now the designated provider of the National Thrombectomy Service and patients are referred here from all over the country to access the service.  €10,000 was provided to neuroradiology to help establish a critical pathway for suitable stroke patients to be referred to Beaumont and create awareness of this in all hospitals.