Stroke Pathway

Stroke Pathway2018-12-06T14:29:52+01:00


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A stroke happens when the blood supply to part of the brain is cut off by either a bleed or clot and brain cells are damaged or die. The result can affect cognition, communication, vision, balance, movement, and cause physical pain and incontinence.


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Rehabilitation for stroke and other forms of brain injury can assist someone to relearn basic skills such as walking, eating, dressing and walking, increase their strength, flexibility and endurance and regain as much independence as possible. The process of rehabilitation will be specific to the individual and will depend on their symptoms and severity.

People who have had a stroke have differing individual needs. This is a life-changing event affecting the family and social structure of the patient. Our flexible
person-centred approach ensures all rehabilitation programmes are specific to individual lifestyles and requirements and are seen in the context of the person as
a whole, incorporating the family dynamics and change in socials settings.

We provide a comprehensive, specialised, interdisciplinary rehabilitation service that equips patients with the skills, knowledge and information for them to return to their role in society with the highest feasible level of functioning.


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Patients are admitted under the care of a specialist consultant in neurological rehabilitation. A Interdisciplinary Team (IDT) with specialist expertise in rehabilitation co-ordinate the care of the patient, and every patient has a named key worker. The key worker is the principal liaison for the patient, family and IDT.

Interdisciplinary meetings evaluate a patient’s progress and adapt goal setting accordingly. We provide an on-going assessment of a patient’s progress in their
abilities and level of independence in daily activities (i.e. dressing, walking etc).

Individuals must be medically stable and able to participate in, and benefit from an intensive rehabilitation programme as their condition allows.


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Our flexible and intensive rehabilitation programmes from a large team of therapists, nurses and specialist support staff are delivered around the needs of the patient and are available seven days a week. We use the latest technologies to optimise all possible functional outcomes and achieve quicker results. Our programmes combine physical therapies with skill-building activities and counselling to provide social and emotional support.


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Utilising a range of nationally recognised and clinically validated outcome measures we pro-actively monitor and record progress of each person. As well as clinical
outcome measures, we have also implemented the Wellbeing Star which is a more social focused tool which is owned and directed by the individual to review their
personal recovery journey.


Referrals can be made directly by phone or email.

A member of the team will discuss your requirements and take some initial details about the person being referred. We usually ask for relevant medical information to be sent to us so we can determine presenting needs and arrange for an appropriate member of the team to complete a pre-admission assessment.

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