The multidisciplinary team consists of doctors, nurses, physiotherapists, speech and language therapists, occupational therapists, dieticians, and care managers. The patient will be assessed by the team as appropriate and rehabilitation is planned from admission through agreed goals with the patient.
The consultant stroke physician, associate specialist and junior doctor will provide daily medical assessment and review.
The ward manager (navy blue uniform), nurses (blue uniform) and healthcare assistants (light blue uniform) provide the nursing care.
The occupational therapist (bottle green and white uniform) assesses a patient’s ability to participate in activities of daily living through assessment and treatment of cognition, perception, movement, and the ability to complete functional tasks.
The physiotherapist (navy blue and white uniform) aims to re-educate movement, sensation and balance to enable the patient to reach their potential for functional mobility.
Therapy support workers (light blue uniform) complete therapy treatments.
The speech and language therapist (purple and white uniform) assesses swallowing and communication. They will advise how best to help the patient and family in these areas.
The dietician advises on nutritional intake.
A care manager can advise on services to provide personal care, domestic help, respite care, meal services and benefits.
The ward clerk ( pink and black or black uniform) deals with telephone enquiries, assists with discharge arrangements and completes administrative and clerical tasks.
The research team (light blue polo-shirt and black trousers) recruit patients into current relevant research projects.
Relatives and carers are encouraged to work along side the stroke team and be involved in care.