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Find out how Virgin Media is helping to make a life changing difference to stroke patients...

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An important part of our work here at Virgin Media is about finding new ways to use digital technology to do good. Telestroke does just this by using our HD video conferencing technology to connect stroke patients with clinicians out of hours, helping them to receive the immediate medical attention they critically need.

The Telestroke solution has so far been rolled out for use in 8 hospitals and across a network of specialist consultants in Lancashire and Cumbria, and the impact has been fantastic. In the nine months it’s been live, 258 Telestroke consultations have taken place, resulting in faster diagnosis times and 97 patients receiving vital thrombolysis treatment, which they otherwise would have received too late. At current rates, in one year, 24 more patients will survive a stroke as a result of the service. Meet the team who are making all this possible…