STRUCTURE: Specialist stroke services in Gloucestershire are to be centralised at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital from summer 2012.

Currently services are provided at Gloucestershire Royal and Cheltenham General, both of which are run by Gloucestershire Hospitals Trust.

Gloucestershire Royal is also to become the major trauma centre in the local trauma network.

In her report to the board in January NHS Gloucestershire chief executive Jan Stubbing said the staff with “sufficient seniority and experience” to provide specialist stroke services “are the same as those required by national standards to support the Trauma Unit”.

She added: “Therefore, it was agreed that specialist hospital stroke services should be centralised on the same site as the trauma unit.”