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Stroke

What we do

We support patients who have had a stroke or ‘mini stroke’ (transient ischaemic attack).

A stroke is a serious, life-threatening medical condition that occurs when the blood supply to part of the brain is cut off. Strokes are a medical emergency and urgent treatment is essential because the sooner a person receives treatment for a stroke, the less damage is likely to happen.

A transient ischaemic attack (TIA) occurs when the supply of blood to the brain is temporarily interrupted, causing a ‘mini-stroke’ often lasting between 30 minutes and several hours. TIAs should be treated seriously as they are often a warning sign that you are at risk of having a full stroke in the near future.

Our services include:

Location

Acute stroke services are based at the Royal Sussex County and Princess Royal Hospital.

Specialist inpatient rehabilitation takes place at the Sussex Rehabilitation Centre at PRH when necessary. However, our aim is to get people back to their own homes for rehabilitation whenever possible, supported by the early supported discharge or community neuro-rehabilitation teams.

Contacts

Royal Sussex County Hospital stroke unit

Donald Hall and Solomon ward: 01273 696955 extn. 4006/4039

Sussex Rehabilitation Centre at the Princess Royal Hospital

Newtimber ward: 01444 448729

Lindfield ward: 01444 448727

Wards

01273 523179 3rd floor, Barry Building, Royal Sussex County Hospital, Eastern Road, Brighton, BN2 5BE

01444 448727 Main building, Princess Royal Hospital

01444 448729 Main building, Princess Royal Hospital

Patient information

Acute interventional treatment for stroke (thrombectomy)

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joint discharge care plan

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stroke patient handbook

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TIA patient handbook

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