TS2-Stroke_Early_Supported_Discharge_Team.jpgHow does the service work?

Early Supported Discharge is a Service that provides specialist therapy, rehabilitation and support at home to people who have had a stroke. 
Our team includes:

  • Specialist Stroke Nurses
  • Occupational Therapists 
  • Speech & Language Therapists
  • Physiotherapists 
  • Stroke Physician 
  • Rehabilitation support worker

How does the service work?

Before going home all the necessary arrangements will be made to enable you to manage at home. Any equipment that you need will be put in place, and your care needs will have been agreed and support in place. We will make appointments for the first few visits and make further appointments once you are at home.
Once you are at home one or more members of the team will visit you as soon as is necessary. We will review any arrangements that have been made prior.

How often will the team visit?

We will set rehabilitation goals tailored to your individual needs to help you to reach your maximum potential. These will form the basis of the Early Supported Discharge team input and how often we will visit.

How long will the team be involved?

The purpose of the Early Supported Discharge is to help you to return home at the earliest possible opportunity with the support of the specialist stroke team. This is a short term service. If you require further rehabilitation at home we will work with our colleagues in the community to ensure that your ongoing needs are handed over to them.

Contact Numbers

Speedwell Therapy Unit (between 08:00am-16:30pm) 01246 516222
Eastwood Stroke Unit/Ward (Any other times) 01246 512344