Stroke Services

Stroke Services

Patients with suffering from a stroke in our catchment area will initially be taken to the nearest hyper acute stroke unit at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge, or to Peterborough City Hospital.  These hospitals offer emergency diagnostic scanning, close monitoring and in some cases, thrombolytic treatment.

The Stroke Unit at Hinchingbrooke Hospital receives patients from these hospitals for rehabilitation and discharge planning once they are well enough for safe transport, typically on the third hospital day. We have the use of a twenty-five bedded stroke ward and a large gym area situated nearby.

Our team includes a Consultant Physician, a Specialist Nurse, Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists specialising in neurological conditions, speech therapists, dieticians and a Stroke Family Services Organiser working mostly in the community.

Our aims

  • To maximise physical and psychological recovery
  • To ensure that preventative secondary measures are in place
  • To facilitate a patient’s return home
  • To offer effective palliative care on the ward for patients with a poor prognosis

Hinchingbrooke Hospital’s Stroke Service also operates a weekly low-risk TIA (Transient Ischemic attack) clinic with patients referred by GPs, the A&E Department and occasionally other sources such as the eye clinic.

Contact Stroke Services

Contact Telephone Number
Sarah Finlay, Stroke Specialist Nurse 01480 416416 ext 3127
or bleep 1287, sarah.finlay2@nhs.net
Kevin Walsh, Consultant Physician 01480 442811 (secretary)
or 01480 416416, bleep 2384, kevinwalsh@nhs.net
TIA Clinic Fax referrals 01480 416725