We have a highly specialised team of stroke nurses, doctors, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech and language therapists, dietitian, and an Acute Stroke Care coordination team who help coordinate care and rehabilitation whilst patients are on the unit and after they have been discharged.
Stroke patients usually stay with us for seven days. When patients arrive, we stabilise their condition and assess their swallowing in case they need help with feeding. During their stay, we also undertake a complete set of investigations (including blood investigations, a CT or MRI scan of their brain, ECG, x-rays and if necessary, carotid Doppler studies) to determine the best course of care and rehabilitation. At all stages of this process, we make sure our patients, and their carers, are kept fully informed about their diagnosis, its likely prognosis and any other stroke-related issues.
When a patient is ready to be discharged, our team works closely with the Early Supported Discharge Team and the rehabilitation teams on the Stroke Rehabilitation Units in the community so that patients have the support necessary for their continued rehabilitation whether it will be at home or in a hospital environment.
Visiting outside these times can be discussed with the nurse or midwife in charge. See our Visiting Policy.
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The Phoenix Ward is located on the second floor of Trelawny Wing at the Royal Cornwall Hospital in Treliske, Truro. If you enter from the Trelawny main entrance, continue past the café and WH Smiths shop, take the lift or the stairs to the second floor.
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