Tokuda Hospital Sofia

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QUICK Stroke Initiative

11 febuary 2015

Stroke is the second leading cause of death in the world. The time from the stroke onset to thrombolytic treatment often exceeds the timeframe for effective thrombolytic, which is 4.5 hours.

The aim of the QUICK Stroke Initiative is to improve patient outcomes and decrease stroke mortality by reducing delays in the stroke management process. The goal is to improve the logistical efficiency, which will decrease the number of untreated patients for whom the timeframe is currently missed. Triggering the procedure time whether a diagnostic suspicion of stroke is present will shorten the delays and will improve the interaction of professionals along each step of the stroke management process.

At the European recommended time from door the needle in the hospital is sixty minutes. Thanks to this project we have developed a protocol for thrombolytic treatment in the hospital.

Departments, involved in the project and protocol:

  • Neurology Department
  • Emergency Department
  • Imaging Diagnostic Department
  • Clinical Laboratory Department
  • Pharmacy

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Hospital location

51B Nikola Y. Vaptsarov Blvd., Sofia, 1407 (if you drive, the entrance is from Atanas Dukov str.)

The hospital has a parking lot for patients and visitors. The first 30 min. are free of charge, the first hour after that has a 3 BGN fee, and for every next hour a 2BGN/hrs. fee applies.
IMPORTANT! Have in mind that the parking lot is very busy Monday to Friday between 10.00 and 14.00. The hospital team will appreciate if those whose health condition allow, take the drop off option without parking or use other transport means or alternative parking lots in the area.

Public transport:
Buses: №88, 120

Metro lines: You can get off at James Bourchier or Vitosha metro station and walk to the hospital.

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From the Central Railway Station

Bus: take bus #305 and get off at Romanian Embassy stop, then transfer to bus #120 to Tokuda Hospital stop.

Metro: Take metro line Nadezda-Lozenetz and get off either at James Bourchier or Vitosha metro station, then walk to the hospital.