Stroke rehabilitation services
Our West Norfolk patients benefit from rehabilitation services post stroke through to end-of-life where required. This enables appropriate stroke survivors to leave hospital after a shortened length of stay with ongoing rehabilitation being provided in the community.
A Stroke survivorís rehabilitation continues after the initial time spent in hospital with community rehabilitation continuing seamlessly post discharge from the stroke unit. Once discharged, our Cambridgeshire and Lincolnshire patients receive rehabilitation services through their respective community providers.
Multi-disciplinary team approach
A team of therapists and social care staff work collaboratively as a team, with our patients and their families. This reduces the risk of re-admission into hospital for stroke related problems and gives patients increasing independence and quality of life with support from their carers and family.
Our patients benefit from:
- A rehabilitation service that is provided 5 days per week
- An offer of required active therapy, depending upon the individual patient's needs and goals
- A single point of contact for patients, carers and families
- Collaboration with health and social services
Our multi-disciplinary rehabilitation team includes:
- Occupational therapy
- Speech and language therapy
- A stroke physician
- Community nurses
- Social workers
- Rehabilitation assistants
- Clinical psychology
Useful web links
The following websites may contain information that is of use to you:
- The Stroke Association
- Different Strokes - Support for younger stroke survivors
- NHS Choices - Stroke information
- NHS Choices - TIA information
Go to the Stroke Unit overview page for further information including contact details.