Thrombectomy is a revolutionary treatment that can be used to treat strokes that are caused by a blockage of the largest arteries of the brain by blood clots; this is around 1 in 8 strokes. In 2019-20 North Bristol Trust, based at Southmead Hospital, performed the third highest number of thrombectomies for strokes of any stroke centre in England. We currently take referrals for thrombectomy 7 days a week.
We provide a thrombectomy service to the following hospitals 24 hours a day:
Gloucestershire Hospitals Foundation Trust
Great Western Hospitals Foundation Trust
North Bristol NHS Trust
Royal United Hospitals Bath
Taunton & Somerset NHS Foundation Trust
University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust Bristol
Yeovil District Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Thrombectomy at Southmead Hospital is carried out by interventional neuroradiologists, supported by stroke specialist consultants, advanced nurse practitioners, anaesthetists and a large team of other professionals using state of the art equipment.
We also provide a service to the south and western regions of Wales 7 days a week from 6am. Patients must be at the hospital by 10pm.