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Changes to Stroke services in Rotherham from 1 July 2019

27 Jun 2019 15:01:25
HASU stroke

Changes to the way the Trust delivers hyper acute stroke services will come into effect from Monday 1 July.

From Monday 1 July anyone who has a stroke in Rotherham will be taken to one of two hyper acute stroke units in our region:

  1. The Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield
  2. Doncaster Royal Infirmary, Doncaster

All of these hospitals provide specialist hyper acute stroke care and clot-busting treatments 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and patients will be taken to the hyper acute stroke unit closest to them.

After being looked after in a specialist unit, patients will either:

  • Go straight home with a rehabilitation and support package (if needed)
  • Be taken to Rotherham Hospital for further support, rehabilitation and care until they are well enough to no longer need hospital care

There are excellent teams working across all these stroke services and even more stroke doctors, nurses and therapists have been recruited recently to support these new ways of working. These expert doctors, nurses and therapists work with each individual patient and their family/carers to provide the care that is the best and most appropriate for them depending on their condition, where they are from and what ongoing support needs they may have.

Ambulance and patient transport services will work to make sure that every patient is taken to the place they need to be, when they need to be there.

For further information visit: https://www.healthandcaretogethersyb.co.uk/what-we-do/working-together-network/regional-stroke-service