The stroke coordinator can provide advice, information and support for patients and their families throughout their care pathway to include diagnostic investigations, diagnosis and treatment. The stroke coordinator works as part of a multi- Referrals disciplinary team and will strive to act as patient advocate. The stroke Coordinator should be informed of all individuals Aims: who have suffered a stroke or TIA. • Lead in the development and implementation of care pathways for stroke and TIA Postal address and contact details • Facilitate access to all services available to stroke and Anne Gregory TIA patients to ensure holistic care. Ward A2 • Provide information on stroke and TIA. Russells Hall Hospital • Ensure all individuals have their questions answered e.g. Dudley West Midlands o What is a stroke? DY1 2HQ o What is a TIA o How can I reduce my risk of having a stroke or a Telephone / fax / answer machine 01384 321139 direct line further stroke? Internal extension 1139 • Support the TIA clinics with information and diagnostics. E-mail email@example.com • Ensure that patients with a stroke and TIA are adequately supported throughout their care pathway. • To facilitate the stroke teams working together. • Ensure that the transfer from hospital to home is accompanied by ongoing therapy and information from the stroke teams. • Facilitate and provide information to both staff and patient groups on facilities available for stroke and TIA patients. • Provide support and advice to patients whilst in hospital and after discharge into the community. • Facilitate and provide information to both staff and patient groups on facilities available for stroke patients.
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