Gwent health board to shake up stroke service

South Wales Argus: Gwent health board  to shake up stroke service Gwent health board to shake up stroke service

SERVICES for stroke patients in Gwent are set to be reorganised by the end of the year, with the Royal Gwent Hospital as the base for a “centre of excellence” in hyper-acute care.

And the number of sites providing rehabilitation after stroke will be reduced from the current seven to three, concentrating the in-hospital expertise.

This in turn, will be backed up by the development of community-based neuro-rehab teams, that will be able to bring patients out of hospital earlier where appropriate, for intensive rehabilitation at home or at a suitable community setting close by.

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board has been working on the proposals for several months, with the aim of adapting stroke services to make them better able to achieve the standards required under the Sentinel Stroke National Audit programme (SSNAP).

SNNAP measures stroke services in England and Wales against a range of criteria, including organisation, specialist roles, staffing, communication and the services available to patients after discharge from hospital.

The latest SSNAP results, issued last month, revealed that while stroke services across Wales have generally improved during the past year, they largely scored lower than their English counterparts, and there remains much room for improvement.

Currently both the Royal Gwent and Nevill Hall provide hyper-acute services, for patients who have just had a stroke. The new model of service proposes that the Royal Gwent will be a sole provider of hyper-acute stroke services for patients across Gwent from admission and for the first three days post-stroke.

It will also be the base for acute stroke care - four-seven days post-stroke - for Newport patients, with Nevill Hall and Ysbyty Ystrad Fawr in Ystrad Mynach providing acute stroke care for patients from the rest of Gwent.

Nevill Hall, Ysbyty Ystrad Fawr, and St Woolos Hospital, Newport, will provide inpatient rehabilitation for up to six weeks.

The neuro-rehab teams will be developed across Gwent as part of a programme of early supported discharge from hospital.

In Gwent, 900 stroke patients are admitted to hospital every year, with a further 700 in with a transient ischaemic attack (TIA).

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9:16am Tue 3 Jun 14

pinkgirl23 says...

"Centre of excellence" in stoke care at the royal gwent. This must be a bad joke surely. The only thing the stroke unit at the gwent is good for is undignified and painfull death through negligence. These so called speciallist nurses and doctors are not competant enough to care for animals leave alone humans. There elderly death rate especially is appaling.This hosp and staff in general is a death trap and needs to be closed down permennantly and staff retrained so they actually give a **** and "care " as there supposed to.
"Centre of excellence" in stoke care at the royal gwent. This must be a bad joke surely. The only thing the stroke unit at the gwent is good for is undignified and painfull death through negligence. These so called speciallist nurses and doctors are not competant enough to care for animals leave alone humans. There elderly death rate especially is appaling.This hosp and staff in general is a death trap and needs to be closed down permennantly and staff retrained so they actually give a **** and "care " as there supposed to. pinkgirl23
  • Score: 1

9:19am Tue 3 Jun 14

pinkgirl23 says...

Sorry to the nursing staff and doctors who do actually care and do there jobs. Some of you are wonderful and caring and deserve every credit. Massive retraining program needed as newly graduated nurses and doctors are being trained by these same people that have a dont give a **** attitude and poisoning them and the nhs.
Sorry to the nursing staff and doctors who do actually care and do there jobs. Some of you are wonderful and caring and deserve every credit. Massive retraining program needed as newly graduated nurses and doctors are being trained by these same people that have a dont give a **** attitude and poisoning them and the nhs. pinkgirl23
  • Score: 2

9:19am Tue 3 Jun 14

pinkgirl23 says...

Sorry to the nursing staff and doctors who do actually care and do there jobs. Some of you are wonderful and caring and deserve every credit. Massive retraining program needed as newly graduated nurses and doctors are being trained by these same people that have a dont give a **** attitude and poisoning them and the nhs.
Sorry to the nursing staff and doctors who do actually care and do there jobs. Some of you are wonderful and caring and deserve every credit. Massive retraining program needed as newly graduated nurses and doctors are being trained by these same people that have a dont give a **** attitude and poisoning them and the nhs. pinkgirl23
  • Score: 1

10:25am Tue 3 Jun 14

Frankfurt says...

pinkgirl23 wrote:
"Centre of excellence" in stoke care at the royal gwent. This must be a bad joke surely. The only thing the stroke unit at the gwent is good for is undignified and painfull death through negligence. These so called speciallist nurses and doctors are not competant enough to care for animals leave alone humans. There elderly death rate especially is appaling.This hosp and staff in general is a death trap and needs to be closed down permennantly and staff retrained so they actually give a **** and "care " as there supposed to.
This post is appalling rubbish and very untrue.
[quote][p][bold]pinkgirl23[/bold] wrote: "Centre of excellence" in stoke care at the royal gwent. This must be a bad joke surely. The only thing the stroke unit at the gwent is good for is undignified and painfull death through negligence. These so called speciallist nurses and doctors are not competant enough to care for animals leave alone humans. There elderly death rate especially is appaling.This hosp and staff in general is a death trap and needs to be closed down permennantly and staff retrained so they actually give a **** and "care " as there supposed to.[/p][/quote]This post is appalling rubbish and very untrue. Frankfurt
  • Score: -1

2:26pm Tue 3 Jun 14

gingertom says...

Frankfurt

I am sure that pinkgirl23 is speaking from experience so if you had a good experience then good for you but if pinkgirl23 hasn't then she must speak up because until people stand up and be counted we will continue to get a "like it or lump it system" which we have had under CEO's martin turner, andrew cottom and the newly promoted andrew goodall (you cannot make that up).
Frankfurt I am sure that pinkgirl23 is speaking from experience so if you had a good experience then good for you but if pinkgirl23 hasn't then she must speak up because until people stand up and be counted we will continue to get a "like it or lump it system" which we have had under CEO's martin turner, andrew cottom and the newly promoted andrew goodall (you cannot make that up). gingertom
  • Score: 4

2:27pm Tue 3 Jun 14

gingertom says...

please fill in the survey for the welsh audit office on nhs waiting times:

http://www.nhswaitin
g.wao.gov.uk/
please fill in the survey for the welsh audit office on nhs waiting times: http://www.nhswaitin g.wao.gov.uk/ gingertom
  • Score: 1

2:34pm Tue 3 Jun 14

pinkgirl23 says...

Frankfurt wrote:
pinkgirl23 wrote:
"Centre of excellence" in stoke care at the royal gwent. This must be a bad joke surely. The only thing the stroke unit at the gwent is good for is undignified and painfull death through negligence. These so called speciallist nurses and doctors are not competant enough to care for animals leave alone humans. There elderly death rate especially is appaling.This hosp and staff in general is a death trap and needs to be closed down permennantly and staff retrained so they actually give a **** and "care " as there supposed to.
This post is appalling rubbish and very untrue.
Franfurt you obviously have been lucky enough to have only had good experiances lucky for you. Dont be arrogant enough to dismis someone elses experiances as appaling rubbish as you put it. You are clearly clueless on the problems at the gwent if you think what I stated isnt true.
[quote][p][bold]Frankfurt[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pinkgirl23[/bold] wrote: "Centre of excellence" in stoke care at the royal gwent. This must be a bad joke surely. The only thing the stroke unit at the gwent is good for is undignified and painfull death through negligence. These so called speciallist nurses and doctors are not competant enough to care for animals leave alone humans. There elderly death rate especially is appaling.This hosp and staff in general is a death trap and needs to be closed down permennantly and staff retrained so they actually give a **** and "care " as there supposed to.[/p][/quote]This post is appalling rubbish and very untrue.[/p][/quote]Franfurt you obviously have been lucky enough to have only had good experiances lucky for you. Dont be arrogant enough to dismis someone elses experiances as appaling rubbish as you put it. You are clearly clueless on the problems at the gwent if you think what I stated isnt true. pinkgirl23
  • Score: 1

2:38pm Tue 3 Jun 14

pinkgirl23 says...

gingertom wrote:
Frankfurt

I am sure that pinkgirl23 is speaking from experience so if you had a good experience then good for you but if pinkgirl23 hasn't then she must speak up because until people stand up and be counted we will continue to get a "like it or lump it system" which we have had under CEO's martin turner, andrew cottom and the newly promoted andrew goodall (you cannot make that up).
Thank you gingertom. Nice to here from a poster with respect and common sense rather than a troll. Youre right my family has had appaling experiance at the gwent and I feel I need to speak out to give other people the courage to do so. For franfurts information our Gross negligense case against stroke ward was fought and admitted by Aneurin Bevan who took full blame.
[quote][p][bold]gingertom[/bold] wrote: Frankfurt I am sure that pinkgirl23 is speaking from experience so if you had a good experience then good for you but if pinkgirl23 hasn't then she must speak up because until people stand up and be counted we will continue to get a "like it or lump it system" which we have had under CEO's martin turner, andrew cottom and the newly promoted andrew goodall (you cannot make that up).[/p][/quote]Thank you gingertom. Nice to here from a poster with respect and common sense rather than a troll. Youre right my family has had appaling experiance at the gwent and I feel I need to speak out to give other people the courage to do so. For franfurts information our Gross negligense case against stroke ward was fought and admitted by Aneurin Bevan who took full blame. pinkgirl23
  • Score: 2

8:47pm Wed 4 Jun 14

Magor says...

More like more interfere and make it worse.
More like more interfere and make it worse. Magor
  • Score: -1

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