London Stroke Strategy launched 19 July

South London HASUs

There are three HASUs in South London, St George's Hospital (Tooting), St Thomas' Hospital (Waterloo) and King's College Hospital (Southwark).

St George's Hospital

This week St George's moved its Stroke Unit from William Drummond Ward to Brodie Ward to enable it to provide the required number of HASU beds for full go-live on 19 July. The move has been carefully planned by the multidisciplinary stroke team and 16 SU beds will be up and running this week. The unit has passed its A1 and A2 assessments. The Trust held an open day last weekend to support its stroke nursing recruitment programme and over 100 applicants have been shortlisted for the posts available. By Monday, St George's will double its HASU bed capacity to 16 beds, further increasing to 20 by October 2010.

Visit St George's Stroke Care site.

St Thomas' Hospital

St Thomas' has been running at capacity since February, with 10 HASU beds and 19 SU beds. The hospital underwent remodelling of the existing stroke unit to accommodate the new bed configuration. They have passed both their A1 and A2 assessments and are operating smoothly.

King's College Hospital (KCH)

Similarly, King's College Hospital (KCH) has had its required number of beds up and running since February: 12 HASU, 16 SU. KCH passed A1 assessment and will be assessed according to A2 standards in July.