Current visiting times

After suspending visiting earlier in the year, we are now able to offer limited visiting to some wards at the discretion of the nurse in-charge.”

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Messages for loved ones and keeping in touch

We recognise the impact that a long stay in hospital can have on families and the importance of maintaining strong communication.  Our ward staff are keeping in touch with patients’ next of kin directly and our Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) can help pass on personal messages from family and friends.

Read more information about messages for loved ones…

Current visiting times

After suspending visiting earlier in the year, we are now able to offer limited visiting to some wards at the discretion of the nurse in-charge.”

Read more on visiting times...


Messages for loved ones and keeping in touch

We recognise the impact that a long stay in hospital can have on families and the importance of maintaining strong communication.  Our ward staff are keeping in touch with patients’ next of kin directly and our Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) can help pass on personal messages from family and friends.

Read more information about messages for loved ones…

During your stay in hospital you will meet a number of different members of staff.  All members of staff wear name badges, but if you are not sure who someone is or what they do, please feel free to ask them to introduce themselves and explain what they do. 

If you have any questions about your treatment, please ask a doctor or a nurse.

There are lots of opportunities for you to get involved with the Trust, from volunteering to attending our public meetings, our Annual General Meeting or our hospital open day which is held every year.

Stroke and Stroke Rehabilitation

Last updated: 09 October 2019

F level map
  • Direct admission hyper acute stroke unit
  • Acute stroke unit
  • Stroke rehabilitation
  • Neuro rehabilitation
  • Community Stroke Rehab Team
  • Transient Ischaemic Attack clinic

The Stroke Service has undergone major service redesign in line with the national Stroke Strategy and continues to develop to meet best practice; we are the busiest Stroke Service in Wessex and the third busiest in England.

The Stroke Service (incl. CSRT) is subject to performance reporting via the Sentinel Stroke National Audit Programme (SSNAP) which aims to improve the quality of stroke care by measuring both the structure and processes of stroke care against evidence based standards. These standards are informed by the National Clinical Guideline for Stroke, and national and local benchmarks. 

Opening hours

Our ward based stroke and rehab teams operate 24/7 whilst our CSRT service provides visits 7 days per week based on clinical need. 

Our TIA clinic offers appointments 7 days per week (9:00am – 5:00pm on weekdays).

Referral information

The organisation of the service is evidence-based and guideline driven. The care offered to patients following stroke will vary according to severity, treatment decisions, patient choice and availability of community support.

On admission to the Emergency Department at QAH, if you are referred to the stroke service you will be assessed by a Specialist Stroke Nurse (7 days per week/8am – 8.30pm) and other colleagues from our multi-disciplinary teams (e.g. imaging, stroke consultants). If a stroke is confirmed patients are directly admitted to F4 to our Hyper Acute Stroke Unit (HASU).

The role of the Hyper Acute Stroke Unit is to establish a clear diagnosis of the type of stroke and its likely cause. Through multi-professional management of the common complications of stroke, outcomes for patients are improved and information and advice for patients and their families is provided.

If further rehabilitation is required, patients aged 65 years or over will either be admitted to the Stroke Rehabilitation Ward (F3) or be transferred to their own home to continue with the Community Stroke Rehabilitation Team (CSRT). All decisions regarding transfers will be discussed with the patient.

Patients under the age of 65 years may receive in-patient rehabilitation within the Phoenix Rehabilitation Centre, on F1.  A Clinical Nurse Specialist co-ordinates the care for this group of patients and medical care is provided by Consultants in rehabilitation medicine. Once ready for discharge patients may also be supported to go home with the Community Stroke Rehabilitation Team.

The Transient Ischaemic Attack (TIA) Clinic is a rapid assessment clinic, for patients whose GP’s are concerned that they may have suffered what is commonly known as a mini stroke (TIA). These clinics operate frequently with patients able to access rapid diagnostics and opinions and this is accessed via GP referral.

The Hyper Acute Stroke Unit is accessed following an attendance and assessment in the Emergency Department. Onward referral to Stroke Rehabilitation and the Community Stroke Team, if required, will be made by the team supporting you whilst an inpatient on our wards.

Where to find us

Ward F1, F3 and F4: Lift Area 8 at QA Hospital.

TIA service: Lift Area 7 at QA Hospital. 

Contact information

Our stroke ward is located on F Level (F4); our stroke rehab (F3) and neuro rehab wards (F1) are on the same floor.

Our CSRT service is located on the QAH site but delivers its services in people’s homes.

The TIA service is located on F level (opposite Lift Area 7).

 

Tel: 02392 286119 (TIA Clinic)

Related wards

F4

Queen Alexandra Hospital

Directions

Lift area 8

Contact

02392 286000 ext. 6048

F3

Queen Alexandra Hospital

Directions

Lift area 8

Contact

02392 286000 ext. 6310

F1

Queen Alexandra Hospital

Directions

Lift area 8

Contact

02392 286000 ext. 3258

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