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Supported Discharge (ESD) for Stroke service provides intensive
multidisciplinary specialist rehabilitation at home for people who have had
mild to moderate strokes. The ESD team works closely with the Stroke Unit
at Colchester Hospital (CHUFT) and Kate Grant Rehabilitation Unit at Clacton
Hospital. Once a person who has had a stroke is medically fit, if they
would benefit from intensive rehabilitation they are discharged home with
support from the ESD service. We are able to provide 45 minutes of each
required therapy daily. This could be physiotherapy, occupational therapy
and/ or speech and language therapy. Clinical support is provided by
nurses and a Stroke Consultant. A dietician is attached to the team, to
provide nutritional information. We also have a social worker to advise
on any care packages required by the individual.
Who is the
service provided for?
Those who have had a mild to moderate stroke and would benefit from
intensive rehabilitation. They must be registered to a GP within North
East Essex and an inpatient at Colchester Hospital or Kate Grant
Rehabilitation Unit at Clacton Hospital.
the service provided?
Monday - Friday 0830-1630. Weekend Nursing cover is provided by
the Out of Hours District Nurses.
How do you
access the service?
Referrals are taken directly from the Stroke Unit and Colchester
Hospital and Kate Grant Rehabilitation Unit at Clacton Hospital.
To refer a patient, click on the icon below to access the Community Gateway.