Deans' stroke musings

Changing stroke rehab and research worldwide now.Time is Brain!Just think of all the trillions and trillions of neurons that DIE each day because there are NO effective hyperacute therapies besides tPA(only 12% effective). I have 493 posts on hyperacute therapy, enough for researchers to spend decades proving them out. These are my personal ideas and blog on stroke rehabilitation and stroke research. Do not attempt any of these without checking with your medical provider. Unless you join me in agitating, when you need these therapies they won't be there.

What this blog is for:

Shortly after getting out of the hospital and getting NO information on the process or protocols of stroke rehabilitation and recovery I started searching on the internet and found that no other survivor received useful information. This is an attempt to cover all stroke rehabilitation information that should be readily available to survivors so they can talk with informed knowledge to their medical staff. It's quite disgusting that this information is not available from every stroke association and doctors group.
My back ground story is here:

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Survey on plans to close Bideford stroke unit and move everything to Barnstaple

What are their plans on getting better results? Who gives a fuck about delivering high quality care you idiots? Survivors want high quality RESULTS. YOU have to speak up or nothing useful will get done. I would ignore the survey and email Nellie Guttmann at directly
Northern Devon Healthcare Trust appeals for views on proposals to merge North Devon’s stroke services at NDDH
A survey is underway on plans to close the stroke unit at Bideford Hospital and move everything to Barnstaple.
Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust has launched an online survey to find out what people think of the plans to merge stroke services at North Devon District Hospital (NDDH).
The survey finishes at the end of January, but the planned changes are nothing to do with the review of stroke services already taking place as part of the controversial sustainability and transformation plan (STP).
At present, patients are generally admitted to the Acute Stroke Unit at NDDH and then are either discharged home or transferred to Bideford Community Hospital for rehabilitation.
The trust says moving the Stroke Rehabilitation Unit to NDDH will mean care is more ‘joined-up’ for patients and will reduce any delays which currently take place when transferring their care to Bideford.
It says the move will also create a more effective stroke clinical team at NDDH by combining the expertise of the stroke teams and will ensure every patient receives the specialist care they need.
The trust has claimed stroke clinicians feel strongly this is the right thing to do to improve their ability to deliver high-quality care to stroke patients.
Information about what is being proposed is available on the Northern Devon Healthcare Trust website
You can complete the survey HERE.
Alternatively, if you have any particular comments, you can email Nellie Guttmann at or write to her at: North Devon District Hospital, Raleigh Park, Barnstaple, EX31 4JB.

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