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

Friday, July 28, 2017

Stroke Rehabilitation Unit at Evesham Community Hospital reduces patient waiting times - Worcestershire


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.
http://www.worcesternews.co.uk/news/15438651.Specialist_stroke_unit_reduces_patient_waiting_times/

Some of the staff at Evesham Stroke Rehabilitation Unit, where lengths of stay for patients has reduced since it opened in April
Some of the staff at Evesham Stroke Rehabilitation Unit, where lengths of stay for patients has reduced since it opened in April

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A NEW stroke unit has reduced the amount of time patients are spending in hospital.
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?)

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