Main telephone number:
020 8401 3000

Stroke

Croydon Health Services offers treatment and rehabilitation to patients following a stroke.

A multidisciplinary team of doctors, nurses, therapists and social workers provide a specialist stroke service to patients within Croydon University Hospital, in the community and patients’ homes.

Rehabilitation and long term support is available for patients in order to reduce the risk of secondary complications, enable the patient to improve their health outcomes and to live as independently as possible.

Specialists provide rehabilitation, long term support and review to Croydon patients following a stroke.

 


 

Rehabilitation services

Referral criteria

How to refer

Contact information

Consultants

 


 

Rehabilitation services

The Stroke Unit

The unit has 26 beds and offers a garden and gym for patients.  Other stroke specialist areas include a neuro-gym, occupational therapy and speech and language therapy departments. There is also access to state-of-the-art neuroimaging with MRI, CT and ultrasound.

The ‘Post Stroke’ Clinic

This outpatient clinic is based at the dedicated Howell Assessment Rehabilitation Unit (HARU) and sees all stroke patients discharged from hospital to review their treatment and needs after stroke. 

HARU is located at Croydon University Hospital and routine follow-up clinics are also held in the hospital’s main outpatients department.

Croydon Stroke Rehabilitation Team

The team is community-based at the Broad Green Centre and is led by the Community Stroke Co-ordinator.  The team provides assessment, treatment and rehabilitation for patients recently discharged from hospital following a stroke. 

The service is offered in the local community or within a patient’s own home and may include physiotherapy, occupational therapy and speech and language therapy.  Access to neurological rehabilitation services may be offered if required. 

The Stroke Association

Croydon Health services actively promote The Stroke Association and works closely with Stroke Association support workers.

The organisation provides practical support to people who have had strokes, their families and carers. Support offered includes a telephone helpline, publications, welfare grants, and support groups.

To find out more information about The Stroke Association click here.

 


Referral criteria

Exclusion:

  • Patients under the age of 18
  • Patients without a Croydon GP
  • Patients judged to be at high risk can be monitored for up to 48 hours by CICS, any problems identified during this initial period will be referred back to the Mayday for resolution or alternatively the patient will need to be readmitted

 


 

How to refer

GPs should refer via community Single Point of Assessment (SPA) which is part of the TACS (transforming adult community services)

A completed referral form should be faxed to the SPA service. 

 


Contact information

Broad Green Centre
1-13 Lodge Road
CR0 2PD

Tel: 020 8274 6880

 

Please contact one of the team by telephone.

Hospital-based

Stroke Unit (Heathfield 1): 020 8401 3701

Stroke Team secretary: 020 8401 3672

Open access TIA clinic: 020 8401 5888

 

Community-based

Community Stroke Coordinator: 020 8274 6899

Croydon Stroke Rehabilitation Team: 0208 401 3717

Stroke Association Support Workers: 020 8653 2069

 

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