Cardiff and Vale stroke specialist shortage concern
Concerns have been raised after “game-changing” treatment for stroke patients in south Wales was stopped because of a shortage of specialists.
Of three Cardiff radiologists able to perform thrombectomies, one took a new job, another retired and the third is on sick leave, it is understood.
The Stroke Association said despite a case-by-case arrangement with Bristol, Wales needed a long term solution.
It is set against a background of a UK-wide shortage of specialists.