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:http://oc1dean.blogspot.com/2010/11/my-background-story_8.html

Monday, April 3, 2017

'Absolute stupidity': 60-MILE trip to visit stroke hospital under plans

That is not the absolute stupidity, the absolute stupidity is the lack of any protocols to get stroke survivors to 100% recovery. You have to focus on the correct problem, not these incidental issues.  With that recovery your drive might only need to occur a couple of times.
http://www.expressandstar.com/news/health/2017/03/30/absolute-stupidity-60-mile-trip-to-visit-hospital-under-plans/


Relatives could face round trips of 60 miles to visit stroke patients if plans by health bosses go ahead.

Proposals have been made for all Wyre Forest rehabilitation services for stroke patients to be transferred to Evesham.
There is currently a rehabilitation unit at Worcester and some patients receive treatment at Kidderminster Hospital
Former Wyre Forest MP and hospital consultant Dr Richard Taylor labelled the move to transfer patients to Evesham as “absolute stupidity” and wants health chiefs to rethink their plans. He has also called for better bus services between Kidderminster Hospital, the Alexandra Hospital in Redditch, and Worcestershire Royal Hospital.
Dr Taylor said that if the plans went ahead it would mean a 60-mile round trip for visitors and it was essential that health chiefs provided better links for relatives wanting to visit patients.
Dr Taylor wants officials to consider using spare space at Kidderminster Hospital as a rehabilitation unit instead.
Consultations on the future of acute hospital services in Worcestershire are due to end today.
Dr Taylor said: “Under the proposals there are plans to increase day case and short-stay surgery at Kidderminster Hospital which we are pleased about.
“But they seem to have forgotten that we exist when it comes to the provision of bus links and there is very little comfort in the proposals of more services being brought to Kidderminster for people in the Wyre Forest.
“They are thinking of moving stroke rehabilitation to Evesham but how can our families get there from the Wyre Forest area? This is absolute stupidity and a case of the different health trusts not working together.
“There is masses of spare capacity and room at Kidderminster that could be used instead of sending stroke rehabilitation patients more than 30 miles away to Evesham. There is also a problem with bus services., so how are people expected to travel to Evesham?”
The 350 bus runs three times-a-day between Redditch and Worcester bus stations and stops at both the Alexandra and Worcestershire Royal Hospitals.
Worcestershire County Council has said it would cost £180,000-a-year to increase the frequency of its bus services. to between every 60 and 90 minutes.
Health bosses have suggested increasing the use of community-run transportin the county to enable patients and visitors to be taken from home to hospital or providing a minibus servicebetween the hospitals.
They suggest that a minibus could run between the Alexandra and Worcestershire Royal on a continuous loop which would also include Kidderminster.
This could be used by patients, visitors and staff.
However, this would cost e estimated cost of a minibus would bean estimated £380,000-a-year and officials have said that this would have to be met from existing health budgets.

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