Post-hospital stroke care 'needs to improve'
The follow-up care given to stroke patients in England once they leave hospital is often lacking and needs immediate improvement, regulators say.
The Care Quality Commission reviewed the performance of all 151 primary care trusts, finding gaps in rehabilitation services such as physiotherapy.
Patients often faced delays in being seen, while some areas were failing to provide services altogether, the official health regulator said.
Adam Brimelow reports.
12 Jan 2011