Stroke Rehabilitation Unit (Barnsley)

The Stroke Rehabilitation Unit at Kendray Hospital provides a borough-wide community rehabilitation service, which enables people who have had a stroke to access a service which specialises in stroke and rehabilitation.

As well as the active and intensive rehabilitation provided by the Stroke Rehabilitation Unit, support is also provided for stroke patients who require longer-term stroke management at a much slower pace and intensity. Appropriate support and specialist input is a significant factor in the maintenance and further continuation of the rehabilitation of patients. Therefore, all patients with a primary diagnosis of a stroke will have access to a specialised stroke service whether or not it is delivered inside or outside of the Stroke Rehabilitation Unit.

The Stroke Rehabilitation Unit aims to provide a stroke service which maximises the rehabilitation potential of all patients. We aim to achieve this through continuous integrated assessments, reviews and individual programmes of care. Our specialist stroke team will work with patients to identify goals and involvement of their patient and their families/carers following patient consent

Why would someone choose the service

  • Maximise patient rehabilitation potential to return home/community following a stroke
  • Rehabilitation is provided in a newly developed unit that is fully equipped and conclusive to providing a therapeutic environment for patients
  • Unit outcome measures indicate that patients have physically improved on discharge home
  • Fully complaint with the Royal College of Physicians clinical guidelines for stroke
  • Patient s are involved in therapy group sessions including social activity provided by the activity coordinator

Staff you may meet

  • Activity co-ordinator
  • Doctor
  • Nurse
  • Occupational therapist
  • Other clinical staff
  • Physiotherapist
  • Psychologist
  • Social worker

Page last updated on January 11th, 2018

Service delivered in: Barnsley