Stroke services

Stroke services

Patients suffering from a stroke in our catchment area will initially be taken to the nearest hyper acute stroke unit at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge or to Peterborough City Hospital.  

Both hospitals offer emergency diagnostic scanning, close monitoring and in some cases, thrombolytic treatment.

Our dedicated department has a team of specialist staff who support all patients who have had a suspected stroke or TIA.

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We offer thrombolysis 24/7 and have close connections with neurosurgery, neuroradiology and vascular surgeons at Addenbrooke's Hospital, to ensure patients are offered the correct treatments and procedures. 

We have a dedicated team of physio, occupational and speech therapists who support patients through their rehabilitation.

Ward B11 is the dedicated stroke ward which includes:   

  • 9 hyper acute beds          
  • 1 acute assessment trolley            
  • 22 acute and rehabilitation beds         

The Stroke Unit at Hinchingbrooke Hospital receives patients from Addenbrookes or Peterborough City Hospital for rehabilitation and discharge planning once they are well enough for safe transport, typically on the third hospital day.

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We have the use of a twenty-five bedded stroke ward and a large gym area situated nearby.

Our team
Includes a Consultant Physician, a Specialist Nurse, Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists specialising in neurological conditions, speech therapists, dieticians and a Stroke Family Services Organiser working mostly in the community

We aim to:

  • maximise physical and psychological recovery
  • ensure that preventative secondary measures are in place
  • facilitate a patient’s return home
  • offer effective palliative care on the ward for patients with a poor prognosis