Site Updates - beehive.govt.nz - 17 Jan 2013
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Better stroke care for Bay of Plenty
Posted: 15 Jan 2013 02:15 PM PST
Ryall | Health
Health Minister Tony Ryall welcomes the
news that a dedicated stroke unit is opening at Tauranga
Hospital next week. “This is great news for the 300 Bay of
Plenty residents who suffer from a stroke each year,” says
Mr Ryall. “The unit will be led by a professor who
specialises in stroke care and has been recruited by the
district health board (DHB) from Britain. “Research shows
a dedicated stroke unit prevents many people from having a
more severe stroke and significantly improves a patient’s
recovery after a stroke. ...
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