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  • 11 June 2020 - 2:58PM
    This week marks the 8th national community stroke call, in which regions across England discuss provision of community rehabilitation to stroke survivors during the pandemic. I feel very honoured to chair the call each week and have been impressed by the commitment and tenacity shown by staff across the country. Peer support has been strong,... View Article
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  • 11 June 2020 - 2:34PM

     

    In light of the COVID-19 pandemic there was increased pressure on inpatient teams to discharge patients as soon as safety allowed. This coupled with community teams limiting face to face therapy sessions led to significant uncertainty regarding rehabilitation for stroke patients leaving hospital. To help alleviate this, inpatient teams provided increased documented advice, including home exercise programmes and positioning charts for patients being discharged from hyperacute and acute wards.

    Case Study
  • 11 June 2020 - 2:15PM
    The ongoing pandemic poses unprecedented challenges in the provision of rehabilitation for stroke survivors and continued pressure on rehabilitation professionals in the delivery of rehabilitation and longer-term support across acute and community sectors. Face-to-face delivery of rehabilitation has been limited. For many of us, this has meant rehabilitation is now being delivered differently (e.g. videocalls,... View Article
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