Falcon Ward (Acute Stroke Unit)

Coronavirus (COVID-19) updates

Services are being continually re-assessed and amended.

Please see Patients and visitors: Coronavirus (COVID-19) and be aware of the latest Visitor guidance shown there.


Great Western Hospital - Third Floor (please see Floor plans).

Visiting times


Meal times

  • Lunch: 12.15pm-1.15pm
  • Evening meal: 5.15pm-6.15pm

Meal times are protected - allowing time for staff to assist patients who have suffered a stroke to eat safely, and to preserve their dignity.

In the early days following a stroke we encourage the patient to be independent, which can be frustrating as they find ways of adapting.

Feeding is a specialist part of stroke care; we only invite relatives to attend meal times if the patient requires help with feeding, and only if they have a 'safe swallow' following a stroke.

Personal belongings

To help keep you comfortable during your stay, we encourage your relatives to bring in slippers, toiletries etc.

We suggest that you do not bring valuables into hospital.

Please ensure dentures, hearing aids and reading glasses are in suitably named containers. 

There are no clothes washing facilities on the ward.

Flowers are not permitted.


Tel: 01793 604547

Further information

For further information about strokes, useful links and contact details for local groups please see Useful information.

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