Stroke

Cornwall Stroke Service

The Cornwall Stroke Service treats about 1,000 new stroke patients and between 600 and 700 patients with transient ischaemic attacks (TIAs) every year.

The service is spread across Royal Cornwall Hospital and the Stroke Rehabilitation Unit at Camborne Redruth Community Hospital's Lanyon Stroke Unit (Rehabilitation).

My Stroke Guide

My Stroke Guide is a self-management tool to support people who have been affected by stroke. The guide is available online 24 hours a day.

It's been designed by the Stroke Association, working closely with stroke survivors and family members who have been involved in every step of its development. This is so that their needs are at the heart of what My Stroke Guide delivers.

Stroke befriending service

Volunteer Cornwall are running an exciting new befriending service to support adults living in Cornwall who have had a stroke.

The Stroke Befriending Service (commissioned by Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust) will match people who have had a stroke with trained befrienders who have also had a stroke and can offer support and encouragement.

Befrienders can visit people living with stroke at home, in a care home or in hospital (including specialist stroke units at Camborne Redruth Community Hospital, Bodmin Community Hospital and Mount Gould in Plymouth). The service is even available via email, phone or video call, meaning that people can speak to someone who understands, regardless of where they live in Cornwall.

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