Patients with suspected acute stroke are admitted to the Stroke Unit on Oakdale Ward for initial care and rehabilitation under the stroke team. The team comprises specialist consultants, pharmacists, expert nursing and therapy staff. Hyperacute treatments, such as intravenous thrombolysis (clot busting drug), are available 24 hours per day supported by a rota of specialist consultants from Harrogate, Bradford and Calderdale NHS trusts using telemedicine technology where necessary.
Ongoing rehabilitation after discharge is supported by a Community Stroke and Neurology Team made up of physiotherapy, speech & language therapy, occupational therapy, and clinical psychology.
Suspected TIA (Transient Ischaemic Attack) referrals are seen in dedicated outpatient clinics with high risk patients usually seen within 24 hours of referral.
Oakdale Ward Stroke Unit,
Harrogate District Hospital
Consultant in Stroke & Elderly Medicine – clinical lead: Dr Sean Brotheridge
Stroke Specialist Nurse: Mrs Jackie Strover
Ward Manager for Oakdale: Ms Martine Bennett
Principal Physiotherapist for Stroke Neurology & Amputees: Mrs Pam Bagot