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:
- The Royal Hallamshire
- Doncaster Royal Infirmary,
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.
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.
further information visit: https://www.healthandcaretogethersyb.co.uk/what-we-do/working-together-network/regional-stroke-service