Have your say and shape stroke rehabilitation in Dundee and Angus

Dundee and Angus Health and Social Care Partnerships (HSCP) are seeking views from local communities on stroke rehabilitation services.

A review of stroke rehabilitation pathways is currently underway to make sure that people who have had a stroke receive modern, evidence-based and high quality rehabilitation to maximise their chances of recovery.

The aim of stroke rehabilitation is to help the brain recover after a stroke and to support patients to adapt to any changes to their physical and mental health.

The review hopes to ensure that the people of Dundee and Angus receive person-centred, specialist stroke rehabilitation and ongoing support, provided by specialist clinical staff and supported by third sector partners.

Virtual engagement events have been organised to hear the views of local communities and people are encouraged to register for the events.

Dr Matt Lambert, Clinical Lead for Stroke at NHS Tayside, said, “As a result of recent improvements in stroke care in Tayside, more people than ever are receiving high quality acute stroke care including more people receiving thrombolysis (“clot busting”) and thrombectomy (“clot retrieval”). This will reduce the effects of stroke for many people in Tayside.

“We need to make sure people have access to the appropriate level of rehabilitation, which is delivered in the right place, so that people live the fullest life possible. For many people we know that the right place for care is in their own home. We believe that by making changes to stroke rehabilitation services we can help people to recover better and more fully.”

Karen Garrott, Engagement Lead at the Stroke Association in Scotland, said, “It is important that people who have had a stroke receive high quality rehabilitation in order to maximise their chance of making the best possible recovery.

“We believe the voice of lived experience is vital in informing the delivery of services. This is why we are encouraging people affected by stroke to go along to these engagement events and make their voices heard. Please help us to shape the planning of stroke rehabilitation services in your area.”

Members of the public can have their say on proposals at virtual sessions taking place on:

  • Wednesday 4 August 2021 – 5.30pm – 6.30pm
  • Thursday 5 August 2021 – 3.00pm – 4.00pm

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, events will take place via Microsoft Teams. To register your interest

please email tay.angushscp@nhs.scot.

Please visit www.angushscp.scot  for more information. If you are unable to attend one of the engagement events, you can call 01382 632744 to speak to a member of the Redesign Team.