Just because you pushed them out of the hospital two weeks faster means absolutely nothing. You don't tell us results at all. How many got to 100% recovery? That is the only goal worth reporting on. So until then quit patting yourself on the back for meaningless statistics. Call them up and ream them out for this travesty.
Ward Contact Telephone Details
Izod ward: 01386 502442
Stroke Rehabilitation Unit
Abbott Male Stroke Rehabilitation Ward: 01386 502441
Willows Female stroke Rehabilitation Ward: 01386 502440/502304/502334
If you would like to speak with Shirley Hodgetts, matron/hospital manager please call 01386 502301.
The county’s new specialist Stroke Rehabilitation Unit in Evesham has enabled the average patient to return home within a month compared to the previous average time of six weeks.
In April 2017 Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust, working with local commissioners, consolidated the county’s 32 specialist stroke rehabilitation beds in Evesham Community Hospital.
Before that there were 16 stroke rehab beds at Evesham, 8 in the Princess of Wales Community Hospital in Bromsgrove, and the other 8 at the Timberdine Community Unit in Worcester.
Having the service spread across three sites had made securing the expert consultant cover required to run the service more difficult, leaving it increasingly fragile according to health chiefs.
Dr Andy Sant, Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust’s medical director, said: “The decision to consolidate the stroke rehab beds in Evesham Community Hospital has improved the service we are able to provide to people recovering from a serious stroke.
"Having our expert staff on one site means patients can access the best level of care and treatment possible and the results since all the beds moved to Evesham have been really encouraging.
"The time someone has to spend in hospital is reducing and the feedback we’re getting from patients, their families/carers and the staff on the unit is very positive.
"It is clear the decision is strengthening the specialist stroke rehabilitation service we are able to offer people across Worcestershire.”
The new unit at Evesham is managed by stroke specialists and consultants and supported by representatives from the Worcestershire Carers Association and the Stroke Association.
Health chiefs say that the decision to consolidate the specialist stroke rehab resources in Evesham Community Hospital is further confirmation of the trust’s commitment to the role the hospital will play in the future delivery of care.(Why not results? Are you that lazy?)