Building friendships remotely
Type: News
Garry Rees, from Tredegar, Wales spent Christmas in hospital, after he had a stroke caused by a bleed in his brain in December 2019. After three months of gradual progress, the coronavirus pandemic brought Garry’s rehabilitation to an abrupt halt.
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What is supported self-management in stroke and what makes it work?
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‘Supported self-management’ is the help and support offered to stroke survivors and their families after they have left hospital. This research will look at what does and doesn’t work to help stroke survivors and their families to self-manage.
MSPs welcome stroke improvements at Ninewells Hospital
Type: Campaigns
Dundee MSPs Joe FitzPatrick and Shona Robison accepted an invitation to visit the acute stroke unit at Ninewells Hospital in August 2022.
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Can a new treatment package improve survival and life after stroke caused by a bleed in the brain?
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This research will find out if a new package of emergency treatments for stroke caused by bleeding in the brain, called the ‘ABC bundle’ can be used in hospitals across the UK.
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Staying in touch with loved ones in hospitals and care homes
Type: News
Many UK hospitals and care homes have stopped or limited visits to reduce the spread of coronavirus. Here's some information to help you to stay in touch with loved ones if visiting isn’t possible.
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Are Early Supported Discharge services still effective in practice?
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Early Supported Discharge (ESD) is the discharge of a stroke patient from hospital to their own home. Do these services offer the same benefits to patients as those identified in clinical trials?
Stroke recoveries at risk report: Colyn's story
Type: Campaigns
Colyn received occupational therapy and physiotherapy while in hospital following a stroke. While this should have continued at home, the Covid-19 pandemic prevented this from happening.
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Stroke survivors in Northern Ireland “struggling to recover”
Type: Research
A new report, published on Monday 18 February 2019 by the Stroke Association, reveals that around half of all stroke survivors in Northern Ireland feel abandoned when they leave hospital and are unable to make a full recovery due to a lack of rehabilitation and on-going support.
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Money Matters
Type: News
How do you manage finances and benefits if you or a loved one goes into hospital suddenly?
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Stroke Recovery Service
Our Stroke Recovery Service provides tailored support commencing in the acute hospital setting and continuing in homes, by addressing the long term practical, emotional and physical needs of stroke survivors and carers.