fbpx

COVID-19 update:  Our hospital is still fully open for appointments and admissions, however visitors are not permitted.

Stroke Care & Rehabilitation

Stroke rehabilitation requires time, patience and expertise. Here at The Stroke Unit, patients are managed by a specialist multidisciplinary team led by Stroke and Medical Consultants.

Stroke rehabilitation requires time, patience and expertise. Here at The Stroke Unit, patients are managed by a specialist multidisciplinary team led by Stroke and Medical Consultants. Our doctors have access to a full range of services that enable us to deliver the highest quality medical care and rehabilitation.

We recognise the importance of returning to your own home as quickly as possible. The Stroke Unit offers an extensive range of services, personalised treatment programmes and all the clinical and emotional support that are necessary for recovery.

What initial care will you receive after a stroke?

Our doctors have access to a full range of services from our large private charity Hospital that enable us to deliver the highest quality initial medical care, which patients will need following a Stroke.

Medical assessment

On arrival, there will be a thorough medical assessment by the Resident Medical Officer and the Consultant-in-charge, where any medical issues will be addressed and treated. Our priority will be to uncover the root cause of the stroke and prevent it from ever happening again. Your Consultant will haves rapid access to an extensive range of investigations, including:

  • CT or MRI of the brain and blood vessels
  • Ultrasound scan of the neck arteries
  • Electrocardiogram
  • Echocardiogram
  • Heart rhythm monitor
  • Blood pressure monitor
  • Blood tests
  • Overnight sleep study (to diagnose sleep apnea)
  • Respiratory function test

You’ll also have a daily medical assessment with your Consultant, and any emergency will be urgently assessed and treated by the Resident Medical Office who is on call 24/7. We also have a High Dependency Unit to treat unstable medical conditions, and Consultants from other specialties are available to provide urgent advice where necessary. Post-discharge follow-up medical reviews can be arranged for ongoing monitoring.

We recognize the importance of returning to your own home as quickly as possible. The Stroke Unit offers an extensive range of services, personalized treatment programmes, and all the clinical and emotional support necessary for a speedy recovery.

As strokes can affect such a large variety of functions, our Stroke Care Team can bring a Consultant from any discipline into the care package when required including Ophthalmologists (eye), Urologists (kidneys and urinary function) and Cardiologists (heart) to name just a few.

Contact the Stroke Unit team on 020 7806 4075 or  stroke@hje.org.uk for further information or to book an appointment. We are happy to offer a tour of our facilities before making your decision.

Stroke Clinic

The Stroke Unit at St John & St Elizabeth Hospital is equipped to provide expert treatment, aftercare and rehabilitation support for patients and their families.

A patient speaking to a receptionist

Patient information

Our Hospital is renowned for providing exemplary levels of care across more than 90 services. From orthopaedics, to urology, our private GP practice and Urgent Care Clinic, our services are led by some of London’s leading Consultants. For more information, and to find a service suitable for your care, find out more about the services that we offer.

Make an enquiry

If you have any questions relating to treatment options or pricing information, get in touch with us by filling out one of our contact boxes or giving us a call on 020 7806 4075.

Our Appointments Team have a dedicated and caring approach to finding you the earliest appointment possible with the best specialist.

If you are self-paying you don’t need a referral from your GP for a consultation. You can simply refer yourself* and book an appointment.

If you have health insurance (e.g. Bupa, Axa Health, Aviva), you will need to contact your insurer to get authorisation before any treatment, and in most cases you will also require a referral letter from your GP.

If you are not registered with a GP, we have an in-house private GP practice you can use. Alternatively, we can suggest the most appropriate course of action for you to take, given your location and individual circumstances.

*Please note – for investigations such as X-rays and MRIs, a referral will be required. However, we may be able to arrange this for you through our on-site private GP.

    Make an enquiry

    Latest articles

    The latest news, insights and views from St John and Elizabeth Hospital.

    Find out what we’re doing to keep you safe, read expert articles and interviews with our leading specialist Consultants, learn more about common conditions and get your questions answered.

    gallbladder attack

    04th December 2021

    Are you having a gallbladder attack? Find out more about the causes, symptoms and treatment

    A gallbladder attack can happen at a moment’s notice and cause aggressive pain….

    overactive bladder

    02nd December 2021

    Constantly need to pee? How to treat an overactive bladder

    If you regularly get the feeling that you’ve “got to go”, you’re not…

    partial knee replacement

    29th November 2021

    Pros and cons of partial knee replacement: Is it right for you?

    More than 10 million people in the UK have osteoarthritis or a similar…

    hearing loss

    19th November 2021

    Surprising facts about hearing loss you may not know

    Did you know that hearing loss is the second most common disability in the UK? It affects one in six UK adults, but shockingly, people with hearing loss wait an average of 10 years

    private healthcare

    02nd November 2021

    Private healthcare vs the NHS: Which should you choose?

    Whether you’re not feeling well and struggling to get a doctor’s appointment, been…

    nhs waiting list

    29th October 2021

    NHS waiting lists: How long is too long? (and what can you do about it?)

    The NHS is a beacon of hope for millions of people all over…

    spine - back awareness week

    21st October 2021

    Back Care Awareness Week 2021: Improving your back pain when working from home

    Every year, back pain charity BackCare (the National Back Pain Association) shines a light on one of the most prevalent complaints of modern times.

    woman with good skin - private dermatology care

    18th October 2021

    Reasons why you should see a private dermatologist in London

    Here’s a look at some common skin conditions that may require the attention of a private dermatologist in London or elsewhere to clear them up.

    looking after your vision

    14th October 2021

    Looking after your vision with check-ups at a London eye clinic

    It’s easy to overlook eye health until problems occur that may be difficult to treat. Regular check-ups at our London Eye Clinic will put your mind at rest.

    knees and elbows

    11th October 2021

    Elbow treatments: A look at different injuries and how they’re fixed

    Elbow fractures, breaks and other injuries and conditions require specialised elbow treatment plans so that you can get back to normal.

    Doctor with a stethoscope

    07th October 2021

    Benefits of a private health care check-up

    Detecting problems before they have a chance to become serious is one of the main reasons for having a health care check-up — but should you go public or private?

    nurse tenderly holding a baby - St John and St Elizabeth Hospital

    04th October 2021

    Growing up great with private health care for children

    Looking after a developing child is never easy, and there are lots of…