Stroke Services

The Harrogate Stroke Service manages acute stroke and is a multi-professional team in the Stroke Unit on Oakdale Ward. The service also includes the Community Stroke Team for rehabilitation after discharge and an outpatient TIA (Transient Ischaemic Attack) clinic for stroke prevention.

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,
Second Floor,
Strayside Wing
Harrogate District Hospital

Key staff

Consultant in Stroke & Elderly Medicine – clinical lead: Dr Sean Brotheridge
Stroke Specialist Nurse: Mrs Jackie Strover
Ward Manager for Oakdale: Mrs Martine Hartley
Principal Physiotherapist for Stroke Neurology & Amputees: Mrs Pam Bagot