Patients & Visitors

Acute Stroke Unit


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About the Ward

Ward Layout

We are situated in RUH central on the ground floor. The Acute Stroke Unit is a 26 bed unit including 4 hyper-acute beds providing rapid treatment including thrombolysis and high-dependency care for patients who have had a stroke.

Research has shown that patients receiving rapid and specialist treatment on an acute stroke unit have a better chance of survival and are more likely to regain independence and have less disability.

The Unit also includes a therapy gym, an Outpatients department and a therapy garden for patients.

Meals and Drinks

There is a choice of menu and we also cater for special dietary needs. Meal times are approximately as follows:

  • Breakfast 7.30 - 8.00am
  • Lunch 12.30 pm
  • Supper 5.30 pm

We serve hot drinks with meals and also mid-morning, mid-afternoon and in the evening.

Personal Belongings

To help keep you comfortable during your stay, we encourage your relatives to check that you have sufficient clothing, slippers, toiletries and towels, etc. We suggest you do not bring valuables into the hospital.

Please note there are no clothes washing facilities on the ward. Flowers are not allowed for hygiene reasons, either potted or in vases.

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Contact the Ward

General Enquiries:

01225 824856
01225 825535

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The Care Team

The Acute Stroke Unit is headed by the ward manager, the ward has a Consultant Stroke Nurse and a number of staff including nurses, healthcare assistants and occupational therapist who have received specialist training in stroke care.

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