Staff Profile: Stroke Services Team and Swicc

Posted: November 8, 2017

Meet the Stroke Services Team and SwICC on day three of Occupational Therapy Week 2017

Therapists at the Great Western Hospital are raising awareness of Occupational Therapy Week by giving an insight into their jobs and the different departments and locations in which they work, from Monday 6 November.

Throughout the week, staff will be gracing the Trust's social media accounts and website with personal insights into their professions, finishing the week off with how keen Swindon residents can kick-start their careers in Occupational Therapy.

What's on during Occupational Therapy Week?

Stroke Services Team & SwICC

"The Stroke Therapy Team is a combined team of Occupational Therapists and Physiotherapists who are managed as one team who work flexibly across the Trust. There are many services embedded in the Stroke pathway including multiple wards at GWH and in the community.

"We mostly work on Falcon Ward (Acute Stroke Unit), which is a 30 bed ward which cares for stroke patients at GWH.

"We also work on the Forest Ward in the Swindon Intermediate Care Centre (SwICC), which treats a mixture of stroke patients and other medical and orthopaedic patients who are transferred from GWH.

"On the Orchard Ward in SwICC we provide services to patients whose care is stepping up from the community and also to those who are stepping down from GWH.

"In the local area, the Community Stroke Team provides rehabilitation for newly diagnosed stroke patients in and around Swindon for up to 12 weeks and aim to see patients shortly after discharge.

"The Continuing Stroke Rehab Team provide stroke rehabilitation after the initial 12 weeks of care, to help patients make progress towards their goals. Outpatient Stroke Occupational Therapy is within this service and can also work alongside Outpatient Neuro-Physiotherapy."

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Read all of the staff profiles  here.

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