The Stroke unit specialises in treating and caring for those patients with a suspected stroke admitted to The County Hospital.
Our aim is to make an accurate diagnosis, stabilise and then either organise a period of rehabilitation in another hospital/unit or discharge the patient to their own home.
All staff working on the stroke unit work together as a team to promote a good recovery for this group of patients. It is also very important to provide both practical and emotional support to all our patients and their families during their stay on the unit.
Outline of the unit
The unit has 12 beds (2 single sex bays and 4 side rooms) and is situated on Wye ward on the first floor of the main building.
The team include doctors, nurses, therapists and admin support who specialise in investigating, assessing and treating this group of patients. These clinicians are all skilled specialists who work primarily in stroke care and can therefore provide a high standard of care.
Links with other departments
We work closely with our colleagues in A&E and Radiology.
When patients are ready for transfer from the stroke unit we liaise with staff at the hospitals where rehabilitation will take place. If patients go home directly from the unit they will be referred for ongoing therapy if it is required.