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The Stroke Unit at the Hospital of St John & St Elizabeth, based in London NW8, is one of the best equipped private centres for stroke patient care and stroke rehabilitation in the UK.

Our state-of-the-art facility provides initial care and treatment for private stroke and transient ischaemic attack (TIA) patients while in hospital and on-going individual rehabilitation when the stroke patient returns home.

We see each patient as an individual and aim to work in partnership with our stroke patients and their families to ensure the best medical care and fullest possible recovery.

We promise you:

  • Accurate expert assessment of your condition and personal needs
  • Individual patient-centred and goal orientated neurological rehabilitation
  • Highly qualified and experienced multi-disciplinary stroke care team
  • Rapid access TIA (transient ischaemic attack) assessment service
  • Family Support

The stroke unit

About the Stroke Unit

Visitors and family are welcomed as part of the recovery team at our specialist unit in one of the best equipped private hospitals in London

The Stroke Unit at the Hospital of St John & St Elizabeth in London provides optimum care for the full range of problems a stroke or neurological event can cause.

Patient rooms have space for family and visitors who are always welcome, as we believe they are an important part of the stroke patient’s support network.

The central atrium is an ideal place for family to wait while patient’s receive frequent treatments and progress checks from Consultants, nursing staff, physiotherapists, occupational therapists and other members of our specialist team.

Our Physiotherapy Unit has dedicated staff specialising in stroke and neurological rehabilitation. With a fully equipped gym and treatment areas, therapy is available to all patients both on the ward and in the physio unit. Treatments are available after discharge on an outpatient basis and at home.

The Stroke Unit has access to the full range of facilities and services available at the Hospital of St John & St Elizabeth including state-of-the-art imaging including the latest MRI and CT scanners, comprehensive non-invasive cardiology, quick turnaround blood tests and pathology.

Please contact us if you would like a tour of the Stroke Unit, so that you can see the benefits of coming to our world-class, private Hospital for stroke care and rehabilitation.

The Stroke Unit team are available on 020 7806 4075 or for further information or to book an appointment. 

The Stroke Unit

What is a Stroke?

A stroke occurs when the blood supply to part of the brain is interrupted by a blockage in the blood supply or when there is a haemorrhage due to a burst blood vessel.

If a patient has suffered or is suffering a stroke, they may experience weakness or paralysis in an arm and or leg, difficulty speaking, lost vision in part of the visual field or complain of numbness and / or tingling down one side of the body. It is imperative to seek urgent medical advice if any one of these events occur by dialing 999

In patients who have already suffered a stroke, there are treatments now available (thrombolysis) which, if given quickly enough, may prevent further damage. Following emergency treatment to prevent further damage, rehabilitation is key.

The Stroke Unit is a specialised unit committed to providing the most effective and successful forms of treatments to rehabilitate patients. Treatment is patient-specific but our range of services are uniquely housed under one roof, making the entire process more comfortable for patients.

The Stroke Unit is led by six expert Consultants who have all worked at major London teaching hospitals. They work together to provide uninterrupted, coordinated care.

Caroline Fox - CEO

Team Profiles

Being based at the Hospital means that the Stroke Unit has access to state of the art facilities, as well as a vast network of Consultants covering all specialties.
The stroke unit

Contact Information

To ask a question, make an enquiry or book an appointment, contact our specialist team who are available between Monday – Friday 8am – 6pm and on Saturday from 9.00am to 2.00pm. Our stroke unit team have a dedicated and caring approach and will seek to find you the earliest appointment possible with the correct specialist for your needs.

 If you are self-paying you don’t need a referral from your GP. You can simply refer yourself and book an appointment.

If you have medical insurance (e.g. Bupa, Axa PPP, Aviva), you will need to contact your insurer to get authorisation for any treatment and, in most cases, you will require a referral letter from your GP.

If you do not have a GP, then we have an in-house private GP practice that you can use. Alternatively we can suggest the most appropriate course of action for you to take, given your location and individual circumstance.

The stroke unit

Our Charity

The Hospital of St John & St Elizabeth is a charity, meaning every time you visit here for treatment you are helping someone less fortunate than yourself.

Our aim is to help care for the sick, whilst putting back profits from our world-renowned organisation to fund our on-site hospice and clinics. Our key objectives are to make sure that patients receive the support and treatment they need in an environment that is safe and secure, offering the very highest standards of care to whoever seeks it.

As a charity, we must operate on a not-for-profit basis and our assets are used for charitable purposes.