Future proposals

In the preferred option for future stroke rehabilitation services hyper acute and Acute Services would be centralised at University Hospital, Walsgrave, Coventry. Rehabilitation services have recently been assessed by both clinicians, patients and the public. 70% of patients would receive specialist stroke rehabilitation from therapists in their own home. Rehabilitation beds will be provided in Nuneaton and Leamington for those patients who are not ready to go home. This proposed future model would give all patients in Coventry and Warwickshire the greatest opportunity to survive and where they do, the best recovery outcomes from a stroke.

Equity

All patients from North Warwickshire, Nuneaton and Bedworth; Coventry and Rugby and Warwick and Stratford Districts, within 72 hours of a suspected stroke, would be taken to a specialist stroke unit at University Hospital, Walsgrave, Coventry.

Consistency of patient pathway

All patients would be treated a Hyper Acute stroke Unit and Acute stroke Unit at University Hospital,

Walsgrave, Coventry. There will be 12 beds for the Hyper Acute stroke Unit and 31 beds for the Acute stroke Unit.

Specialist stroke clinicians

Our specialised clinicians will be centralised at University Hospital, Walsgrave, Coventry in order to have all the expertise and resources in one place to give all patients the best outcomes after having their stroke.

Rehabilitation

70% of patients would receive specialist stroke rehabilitation from therapists in their own home. Rehabilitation beds will be provided for those patients who are not ready to go home. The preferred clinical option would be to provide rehabilitation beds in either Leamington Hospital or George Eliot Hospital, Nuneaton.

Prevention

We will identify those with atrial fibrillation and optimise anticoagulation drug therapy for those where it reduces the risk of stroke. There will be centralised TIA (mini-stroke) service for everyone who is at high risk at University Hospital, Walsgrave, Coventry.

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