We provide rehabilitation for people who have suffered a stroke. We help our patients in early supported discharge from acute care and deliver long-term rehabilitation to make the most of the opportunities for care at home.
Our team manages patients where they live - whether that is a private home or a residential or care home - and provides rehabilitation of similar intensity to that of a stroke unit. The service is also delivered in community venues such as community centres and leisure centres.
There are two key elements to the service:
- Supported Discharge service provides intense rehabilitation to support discharge for 28 days (on average) after the patient leaves acute care and a longer term rehabilitation service, providing on-going rehabilitation support.
- Stroke specialist, multi-disciplinary assessment, active therapy and treatment to support recovery after stroke. Patients will be supported to work towards a structured, individually tailored treatment plan which will include combinations of the following elements: Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Speech and Language Therapy, Psychological Support and other rehabilitation (swallowing, nutrition, cognitive difficulties, vision and perceptual difficulties, continence, relationships and sex, information and signposting).
To qualify for intensive ‘Supported Discharge’, in addition to the overall service criteria the patient must be an inpatient on the Nottingham University Hospital (NUH) Stroke Unit or have been through the stroke pathway (i.e. be under the care of a stroke consultant) or have a written agreement from a stroke consultant that the patient is sufficiently medically fit to be managed at home.
The patient can be referred for Supported Discharge from the Stroke Unit of Nottingham University Hospitals (NUH).
For on-going rehabilitation, a health or social care professional must complete a referral form and submit to the service via Health and Care Point. An open referral operates for patients or carers known to the service and can be submitted within two years post-stroke.
Referrals for Strokeability are made via Health and Care Point on 0300 131 0300
This service is available seven days a week between 8am and 6pm.
Referrals to Strokeability will operate on an open referral basis. This programme runs for 12 weeks made up of two one-hour sessions per week.
All other services will be provided Monday to Friday between 8.30am and 4.30pm.