Community stroke service

Our community stroke team will help you or a loved one recover and adjust to life following a stroke during the weeks and months after leaving hospital. We will support you, your family or your carer.

We want you to gain your independence. Our team of physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech and language therapists, dietitians, psychologist, rehabilitation assistants, specialist nurses and Stroke Association family and carer support officer will care for you. We will support you to cope emotionally and make any necessary adjustments.

You will be referred to our service from either the stroke unit in the hospital, your GP, social service or other health professional.

l have enjoyed working with you all. Please carry on the good work that you have consistently provided over the years.

Making a referral

Stockton

Referrals from the stroke unit at the University Hospital of North Tees are made as a therapy discharge summary and a medical discharge summary to the community stroke team in Everley House at the University Hospital of North Tees or by fax to 01642 679018

Hartlepool

Referrals from the stroke unit at the University Hospital of North Tees are made as a therapy discharge summary and a medical discharge summary.  Health professionals should phone our single point of access on 01429 522500 to make a referral for people with a confirmed stroke diagnosis. A copy of the hospital discharge letter or clinic letter should be send to the single point of access for the attention of the community stroke team by fax on 01429 285177 or email to nth.spa@nhs.net

Contact

Monday to Friday between 8.30am and 5pm

Stockton
University Hospital of North Tees
First floor, Everley Building
01642 624166.

Hartlepool
Hartfields
139 Hartfields Manor, Hartlepool
01429 522500

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