Our stroke service is responsible for all patients who have had a stroke or Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA). The service is a multi-disciplinary team and all clinicians are experts in their field.

As stroke is a medical emergency, it is important to get anyone expected of having a stroke to Accident and Emergency (A & E) as quickly as possible. The Face Arm Speech Time (FAST) test is used by paramedics to diagnose a stroke prior to a person being admitted to hospital. FAST requires an assessment of three symptoms of a stroke. They are:

  • Facial weakness - has their mouth or eye dropped, can they smile.
  • Arm weakness- can the person raise both arms in the air.
  • Speech weakness - can the person talk normally, can they understand you.
  • Time - to call 999.

More information on FAST can be found here >

GPs can refer directly to the TIA service for assessment by the stroke team using our online referral form. GP’s can contact stroke nurses Monday-Friday on 01634 830000 bleep 841 for advice 8-8pm.

To contct the TIA service, you can call 07816289872

Stroke services work from the following locations:

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