NIISwa launches at Fiona Stanley Hospital

Neuro-Interventional and Imaging Service of WA team members in the Neuro-Interventional Suite.
The NIISwa team in the Neuro-Interventional Suite.
March 17, 2017

The Neuro-Interventional and Imaging Service of WA (NIISwa) has opened at Fiona Stanley Hospital.

NIISwa will provide an Interventional Neuroradiology service during normal business hours, supporting the work of the primary service which is located at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital (SCGH).

The NIISwa department, which began operating on Wednesday 22 February, will provide a range of services that include an acute clot retrieval service leading to improved outcomes and recovery from stroke for patients who are suitable for treatment. 

The start of the service at FSH is the result of nearly 12-months of planning, testing and clinical trials involving NIISwa, Medical Imaging and the other areas impacted by the service.

Head of Service Dr Con Phatouros said NIISwa’s presence at FSH meant faster access to emergency stroke treatment for patients who needed it.

“Time is a critical factor in treating stroke,” Dr Phatouros said.

“We know that the faster we get to people, the better their chances of recovery.

“With an interventional neuroradiology service right here at FSH, we can provide more efficient care for stroke patients who present to our ED which ultimately will lead to better health outcomes.”

Learn more on the NIISwa website (external site).