Our Stroke service looks after all patients admitted with a new diagnosis of stroke and provides care back into the community.
Our specialist team will assess and plan care with your involvement from your admission to transfer into the community.
In the first few days after a stroke, care focuses on assessment and preventing complications. Once you are stable, the stroke team will work with you on a rehabilitation programme to help you overcome or learn to cope with any damage the stroke has caused, to help you regain as much independence as possible. The priority is for you to leave hospital as soon as you are fit enough.
Before you leave hospital a discharge plan will be agreed with you so you know what services and support you will receive, when you will receive them, and who will be coming to see you. Local community rehabilitation teams will support you once you leave hospital.
After discharge from hospital, you will be seen by your GP, a practice nurse or district nurse and reviewed in a stroke review clinic at six weeks and six months after your stroke.
Annual assessments and reviews will be arranged by your GP.
Your GP is the first point of contact for any medical problems after you leave hospital.
They will be monitoring your ongoing health and seeing you for regular checks on your blood pressure, cholesterol and any other risk factors you have, with the aim of trying to reduce your risk of further stroke.
The main stroke symptoms can be remembered with the word FAST: