Welcome to the stroke services webpage of the NHS Somerset website, designed to give you information about the stroke rehabilitation and life after stroke services offered by NHS Somerset and Somerset Community Health.
NHS Somerset commissions services from Somerset Community Health to provide stroke services for those people who have had a stroke and their relatives and carers. Stroke rehabilitation is provided in one of the three stroke rehabilitation units in the county, following transfer from an acute hospital.
Stroke rehabilitation specialist beds are provided in the following community hospitals (please click link):
NHS Somerset are also in the process of building a new community hospital in South Petherton, on the old hospital site. The new hospital will include a specialist 16-bed in patient community stroke unit for stroke rehabilitation and outpatient services. Services are due to open in the summer of 2011.
Somerset Community Health provide information on stroke services via their website, along with information on stroke co-ordinators, stroke risk factors and useful links. To access this information please see the stroke page on the Somerset Community Health website.
Latest news and events
World Stroke Day 29 October 2010: every six seconds, regardless of age or gender – someone, somewhere will die from stroke. What is the impact in Somerset and how can you reduce your risk. Find out more from the World Stroke Organisation website and the NHS Somerset press release.
The Pathway of Care for Stroke within Somerset can be viewed by clicking on the link below.
The complete Pathway of Care for Stroke is an overarching pathway and is supported by a number of other detailed pathways.
There are some useful national, regional and local links with information on stroke and stroke services available by clicking here.
Key contacts for Stroke Services in Somerset are:
Sharon Ashton, Service Improvement Manager, AGWS Cardiac and Stroke Network (NHS Somerset) (01935 381996, 07500 973868 or firstname.lastname@example.org)
Ian Evans, Consultant Nurse for Stroke, NHS Somerset (07747 793138 or email@example.com)
Angela Winson, Stroke Co-ordinator, Somerset Community Health (07795 061864 or firstname.lastname@example.org)
Debbie Gibbons, Stroke Co-ordinator, Somerset Community Health (07825 420484 or email@example.com)
Tara Kahan, Stroke Co-ordinator, Somerset Community Health (07827 254484 or firstname.lastname@example.org)
Alison Sykes, Lead Speech and Language Therapist for Stroke (01749 342931)
If you have any questions or concerns relating to NHS services please contact the Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) Tel. 0800 0851 067 or email via email@example.com
If you would like to provide general feedback on stroke services in Somerset, please complete the stroke services feedback form available by clicking here.