Report from Pasquale Scoppettuolo (Belgium) visiting the Department of Neurology at Roger Salengro Hospital (Lille, France).

“Morning ward rounds were performed with Prof. Leys or Dr Henon and Dr Pasi. This part of the exchange allowed me to see how the 16 bed stroke Unit is managed, organised and equipped, including two “thrombolysis rooms” available in case of suspicion of acute ischemic stroke. Following this procedure, the patient is admitted directly from the emergency department and after MRI, rtPA is quickly administrated under the surveillance of specialized nurses performing NIHSS each 15 minutes.”