Three Dublin stroke centres have been awarded the prestigious status of official ‘Certified ESO Stroke Centres,’ by the European Stroke Organisation (ESO).
The Stroke Centre at Beaumont Hospital, Dublin became the first stroke centre in Ireland and the UK to be awarded the accreditation status. Tallaght University Hospital, Dublin and the Mater Hospital, Dublin, have also received the ESO accreditation for their Stroke Units.
Founded in 2007, the European Stroke Organisation (ESO) is a pan-European society of stroke researchers and physicians, national and regional stroke societies and lay organisations that aims to reduce the burden of stroke by changing the way that stroke is viewed and treated.
The ESO says meeting ESO standards certifies that the organisation meets the European standard of excellent stroke care.
The application process to gain ESO accreditation takes a number of years.