If you think you are having a stroke dial 999 immediately.
Our Stroke Service ensures immediate and ongoing treatment is available to people who suffer from a stroke. Telestroke enables experienced stroke specialists to diagnose and provide advice about the treatment of stroke whichever hospital you attend across Lancashire. Thrombolysis (clot busting) treatment is available, and our emergency TIA (mini-stroke) clinic and dedicated stroke ward at Royal Preston Hospital, together with stroke rehabilitation service at Chorley and South Ribble Hospital, ensures that if you have a stroke you will receive the right treatment as quickly as possible, and ongoing support to enable you to regain your independence and good health when you recover.
The stroke team includes specialist consultants and clinical nurse specialists, who work with physiotherapists and occupational therapists in stroke rehabilitation.
- Stroke Information Guide
Stroke is the third largest cause of death in England. A stroke could happen to anyone at any time and is caused by either a block in a blood vessel that leads to the brain or by bleeding in or around the brain. Following a stroke some people recover completely, others need rehabilitation and further support, but others do not survive.
Organisations across Lancashire and South Cumbria have worked together to create an easy to understand Stroke Information Guide to provide access to good quality, appropriate information for professionals, stroke patients, their families and carers and anyone affected by stroke.
The information within the guide aims to be useful to aid recovery and prevent an initial or further stroke.
The guide was created with the involvement of health and care professionals, local people, stroke survivors and their carers and relatives.
- About the team
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Dr Shakeel Ahmed
Dr Cosmas Anazodo