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 of these events occur.
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.