Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, which delivers mental health, learning disability and physical health services, will take over the delivery of the £1.5m contract from April 1.
The trust was awarded the contract, which is due to end on March 31, 2021, by Nottingham's three clinical commissioning groups (CCG) – North and East, West and Rushcliffe.
The change means that patients will be rehabilitated in the community after spending time on the acute stroke unit at City Hospital.
A spokeswoman for Nottinghamshire Healthcare said work to develop the service is already underway, and that the trust will work closely with NUH and Nottingham CityCare.
She said: "We will be offering a therapy led multi-disciplinary team approach to providing stroke rehabilitation in a patient's home focused around the achievement of agreed rehabilitation goals. (100% recovery, nothing less)
"We are integrating the early supported discharge and the community rehabilitation elements of the care pathway and aim to improve integration with the acute unit. We will be working with an in-reach clinician supporting joint decision making on discharge and rehabilitation planning.
"Following stroke we will be providing stoke reviews for all patients – an element of the pathway not currently commissioned and provided for county patients who have had a stroke."
The decision to close the inpatient service has caused concern among Nottingham's MPs.
Graham Allen, who represents Nottingham North, Lilian Greenwood, for Nottingham South, and Chris Leslie, who represents Nottingham East, have written a letter to Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt to express their frustration at the decision.
The letter states: "We are worried that pushing stroke patients back into the community and closing specialist stroke beds will mean many who are not fit to leave hospital will be left in hospital, but without a specialist stroke ward for them to stay in."
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