This two-page communication licence displays your individual needs. This handy leaflet can be placed in visible places, such as on the fridge or at the front of your care plan. This will help carers and professionals learn how to best support you. The communication licence can also be taken into hospital and kept with your notes or by the bed.
Early Supported Discharge (ESD) is the discharge of a stroke patient from hospital to their own home, co-ordinated by a team of therapists, nurses and a doctor. A number of ESD services have been set up across England. Do these services offer the same benefits to patients as those identified in clinical trials?
Stroke Early Supported Discharge (ESD) is a multidisciplinary team intervention that clinical trials have shown reduces length of hospital stay and reduces risk of death and dependency. This research programme will investigate the impact of implementing ESD at scale and in real world conditions and investigate which models of ESD are effective in practice.
David is Consultant Physician and Clinical Lead for Stroke Medicine at East Kent Hospital University Foundation Trust. He is dedicated to delivering the best stroke care from prevention to long-term rehabilitation and has been instrumental in the reorganisation of stroke services in Kent and Medway.
Neil was a bright, sporty 13 year old who loved playing rugby and swimming. In late 2015, his life changed dramatically when he became suddenly unable to move his arm or speak at all. At hospital Neil’s family were told he’d had a stroke, caused by a rugby tackle a few weeks earlier.
When Dawn was seven years old, she was taken, without explanation, from her home in Jersey to Guy’s Hospital in London. She had difficulties with communication and so was sent away to a special needs school and also underwent some medical procedures, but was never told why.
As well as reducing independence, walking problems after stroke lead to lower daily activity, increasing risk of further stroke and health problems. A promising method of improving walking after stroke is through ‘auditory rhythmical cueing.’ which involves people walking to the rhythm of a sound beat.
These summaries of our completed research projects highlight what work was undertaken, which aims were achieved and where the research is going next.
The West Somerset Stroke Club was founded in 1977 by a Speech and Language Therapist and an Occupational Therapist. Working with skilled and friendly volunteers, the two co-founders are now retired but are still running the club which meets every Wednesday during school terms from 10.00am - 2.00pm.
The Club offers support and advice to people who have experienced Stroke illness.
The Knutsford and District Stroke Club was formed in 1990 as part of an initiative by the Chest, Heart and Stroke Association to show that there is “Life After Stroke”. So, we are soon to celebrate our 25th birthday.