You asked whether the hospital should provide services, following discharge, to help regain mobility and independence.

Healthwatch Kirklees met with Nicola Sheehan of Huddersfield Community Rehabilitation Team (HCRT), a service offering a number of services to stroke patients.   The Early Support and Discharge Team can help patients when they return home.  If this service has not already been put in place, patients can request a referral from their GP, to the HCRT, who will visit and carry out an assessment.  They are then in a position to assess your needs and refer onto other professionals within the team, or other services, to help address the issues.

If you wish to comment on this issue or have any questions, please contact us on 01924 450379

Nicola Sheehan at the Huddersfield Community Rehabilitation Team  can be contacted on 01484 355806