Mediclinic’s Dubai Stroke Service is a close collaboration between Mediclinic City Hospital (hub for complex cases and endovascular and neurosurgical procedures), Mediclinic Parkview Hospital and Mediclinic Welcare Hospital (spokes for initial acute treatment).
The Mediclinic City Hospital and Mediclinic Parkview Hospital Stroke services are connected in a hub and spoke system and staffed by experienced stroke physicians. This model allows us to provide expedited care to patients in the southern as well as northern parts of the city of Dubai and neighbouring Sharjah. All Mediclinic’s stroke physicians have a proven track record in providing state of the art patient care for complex clinical problems, including stroke, intracerebral haemorrhage, and other cerebrovascular processes.
Mediclinic’s Stroke service offers patients suffering a stroke immediate, comprehensive, specialised treatment, according to the latest scientific and technical standards. The main objective of the Stroke Centre is to improve prevention, treatment and prognosis for our patients. Numerous studies and analysis have shown that organised treatment by a specialist team in a Stroke Centre can significantly reduce both neurological deficits, such as paralysis or speech problems, as well as the mortality of stroke patients. As a result, many specialist Stroke Centres have been built worldwide over the past 20 years.
A specialist Stroke Centre should be consulted even for a minor stroke. Although the symptoms of a minor stroke usually disappear within minutes, you should not continue with your daily business. A minor stroke is always a warning sign – every 20th patient suffers a stroke in the following 48 hours. Swift action is necessary to help prevent further issues.
Treatment in the Mediclinic City Hospital Stroke Centre is interdisciplinary and carried out according to the maxim ‘Time is Brain’ which suggests that every minute a stroke is left untreated results in further damage to the neurones of the brain. We have a 24-hour/365-day emergency service, the appropriate infrastructure with fast track emergency department access, angiosuite (DSA) with Biplane imaging for endovascular procedures, theatres for neurosurgery procedures, intensive care unit, dedicated stroke ward as well as specially trained nursing staff and a multidisciplinary medical team comprising trained stroke physicians, neurologists, neurosurgeons, neuro radiologists, specialised nurses, physiotherapists and speech therapist
The clinical pathway for stroke patients is clearly defined and includes the time
period following the stay in the hospital. It is binding for all participating departments.
Mediclinic ensures a smooth patient journey within the network from the spokes to the hub, if needed, for complex cases or patients needing an endovascular procedure.
Every patient is discussed within the Neuro multidisciplinary team, where all the collaborating disciplines meet to decide on the best available treatment and rehabilitation plan for each individual patient.
Mediclinic Middle East collaborates with its Swiss sister platform Hirslanden and the Stroke Center in Zurich.
The Mediclinic City Hospital Stroke Centre is open to patients with all types of insurance.