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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.

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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.

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