Bradford patient national first for stroke treatment

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A Bradford man who suffered a stroke became a national first in stroke treatment.

Brendan Wainwright, 54, from Silsden, was rushed to Bradford Royal Infirmary’s (BRI) Accident and Emergency department on Monday 4 June, after experiencing a life-threatening stroke.

He was blue-lighted to Leeds General Infirmary (LGI) for a life-saving procedure called mechanical thrombectomy, which only became available in April.

Mr Wainwright is believed to be the first person in the country to have been admitted to his home hospital, moved to a regional centre for the new procedure and then repatriated back to his local hospital on the same day – in his case within just nine hours.

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