The Stroke Early Supported Discharge Team provides an early, intensive rehabilitation service for stroke patients.
The team helps patients to leave hospital more quickly and return to their own homes so that patients can maximise independence as quickly as possible after their stroke.
Patients are referred directly from stroke units or rehab units and are assessed within one working day (Monday to Friday).
Treatment is intensive in the home for the first two weeks. After this time treatment will gradually reduce in intensity over the next four weeks.
Patients may also be supported by a care package or district nurse if needed and must be organised prior to discharge. Any equipment must also be organised prior to discharge.
The stroke early supported discharge team is part of the Richmond Community Neuro Rehabilitation Team.
You can find out about how the Stroke Early Supported Discharge Team benefits local patients by reading the patient case-study here.