Stroke & TIA

Northwick Park Hospital is home to one of eight hyper acute stroke units (HASUs) in London. We have a unit with 50 beds across two wards  - 16 hyper acute stroke beds and 34 stroke unit beds. 

We provide 24/7 thrombolysis: This is a drug treatment which can be given within the first few hours after a stroke, and may dramatically reduce disability.

We also provide a seven-day transient ischaemic attack (TIA) service. TIA causes symptoms similar to a stroke - but lasting only a short time.

Description of service

The new stroke unit at Northwick Park Hospital means people in Harrow and Brent and outer north west London have a specialist centre of excellence on their doorstep.

The stroke unit provides patients with:

  • 24/7 access to highly specialist dedicated stroke staff
  • direct admission to HASU beds which ensures that they are cared for by specialist staff from the minute they arrive
  • well coordinated multidisciplinary care on newly refurbished wards planned specifically for stroke patients
  • rehabilitation facilities, such as therapy gym, kitchen and bathroom
  • 7-day TIA clinics giving specialist care and assessment to help prevent strokes.

The stroke unit is staffed by:

  • Three consultant stroke physicians
  • Stroke-trained nurses
  • Clinical Services Manager
  • Stroke Coordinator
  • Specialist stroke physiotherapists
  • Occupational therapists
  • Speech and Language therapists
  • Dietitians
  • Clinical psychologist
  • Psychology assistant
  • Ward clerks and admin support staff

There is a 24/7 on-call rota for thrombolysis of consultant physicians, consultant radiologists, radiographers and stroke nurses. 


Northwick Park and St Mark's Hospitals

The stroke service can be found in Haldane Ward and Herrick Ward on level 8 of the main ward block.


  • Stroke Coordinator
    020 8869 3572 Mon-Fri 8am-4pm

Northwick Park and St Mark's Hospitals

  • Haldane ward
    020 8869 2442/2443/5822/5823
  • Sue Fenwick-Elliott
    020 8869 3572 Mon-Fri 8am-4pm
  • Herrick Ward
    020 8869 5535/5536

Consultants and other key staff

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