Our vision is to ensure that all patients who experience a stroke have access to high quality acute care 24/7 and high quality life after stroke rehabilitation, both inpatients and those in the community. This is achieved as part of a pathway focused on providing patient and carer centered care, empowerment and facilitation of self-management leading to meaningful participation in daily life.
We aim to deliver high quality care, providing our patients with the best possible outcomes. We will maximise our patients function, minimise morbidity and prevent mortality, through expert medical diagnosis and assessment. The service will aim to:
We provide expert specialist critical assessment, rapid imaging and the ability to deliver intravenous thrombolysis 24/7. The service is provided within a dedicated area on the stroke unit (West Raynham Ward).
Our patients benefit from:
Acute stroke care immediately follows, usually after the first 72 hours after admission. We provide acute stroke services which includes; continued specialist day and night care, with daily multidisciplinary care, continued access to stroke trained consultant care, access to physiological monitoring and access to urgent imaging as required.
In addition, our patients also receive access to a designated stroke rehabilitation service and social worker assessment if required.
All stroke survivors receive reviews and onward referral to appropriate services which allows a clear pathway back to further specialist review, risk factor screening, advice, information, support and rehabilitation where required.
Carers of stroke survivors are provided with information on how to access stroke information about diagnosis, personal care planning and sufficient practical training to enable them to provide care. They are also provided with clear guidance on how to find help if problems occur.
The Stroke Unit provides or works alongside many different services, particularly:
Our team of nurses and specialists is lead by consultants:
Our consultants secretaries can be contacted on 01553 613895 or 01553 613526.
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