Brian M A Posted June 18, 2009 Share Posted June 18, 2009 Hi all, As you know or may have known I have for some months now, well, before the end of last year been going on about support for SAH (Subarachnoid Hemorrhage) survivors in our area... As I believe that they should have the same support as other stroke survivors ... I also believe this should happen across the whole of the UK. Well, I am pleased to say it is also the view of the Nurse Consultant for Stroke she also believes this, for on the 28Th May 2009 at a meeting with her on my own I again mentioned SAH survivors... And was pleased to be informed that we already pick up SAH survivors, and they get the full backing of the stroke service once they have been discharged from Neuro, if that is needed... and Neuro also inform the stroke service of all SAH patients that need further input or they should do ..... SAH patients also go, and have gone through our stroke rehabilitation units if they require more rehab in their treatment programme, i.e. Physiotherapy, Speech and language or Occupational Therapy ..... They are also picked by the Community Stroke Team....... who can and do help with psychological problems.... A key point is that is they are symptom free then the stroke service don't get to know. But if they have problems physically or cognitively then the stroke service do Now all we need to do is make sure they know about the different stroke clubs we have in our area, they should have been told this, but has it been backed up at a later date? ... as all stroke survivors forget things and misplace information at some time.... (we all do this ) This information has been read and cleared by Dinah Fuller the Nurse Consultant Stroke, Kingston upon Hull and East Riding Acute Stroke Service..... Thank you for your time Dinah We have a good system in place here for SAH Patients/Survivors, but we must make sure that it is built on, as, are other parts of our excellent stroke service year on year!! ...... Kind regards Brian Copy to Dinah Fuller Nurse Consultant Stroke Brian M Archibald Stroke Survivor USER/CARER representative for the Kingston upon Hull and East Riding of Yorkshire Stroke Service User representative Stroke Working Group Hull and East Riding Stroke Service Public representative Raising awareness World Class Commissioning NHS Hull User representative on ESD team (Early Supportive Discharge) NHS Hull Stroke Strategy World Class Commissioning and :- User representative on ESD team (Early Supportive Discharge) NHS East Riding of Yorkshire User representative on TIA team (Transient Ischemic Attack) User representative on Hyper Acute Stroke Unit Team HAIG (Hull Access Improvement Group) member for access issues DFG (Disability Focus Group) member for disability issues Choices and Rights Disability Coalition Management Committee Member 01482 820570 Webmaster http://www.strokewatch.co.uk Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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