Early Supported Discharge (Stroke)

Our Early Supported Discharge Team works with patients and their carers to ensure stroke patients can return home as quickly as possible.

These patients are supported by specialist follow-up rehabilitation in the community comparable to that of an inpatient stroke unit. The service focuses on working with patients to meet their individual goals, taking into account the needs and abilities of their carers .  Support can be provided for up to six weeks after discharge from hospital and patients also have a follow-up appointment with the team six months after their stroke.

The service is for all:

  • Trafford residents discharged from Trafford General Hospital with a Trafford GP
  • North Trafford GP registered patients discharged from the Hyper Acute units Eg: Salford Royal and Stepping hill hospital
  • Trafford residents discharged from any other out of area hospital

The team works closely with the Stroke Team at Trafford General Hospital, as well as having very strong links with the Hyper Acute Specialist Units.

How are patients referred?

Referrals are accepted from Acute Hospital Trusts only to facilitate early discharge following a stroke.

Contact:

Tel: 0161 746 2151

Email: mft.trafford-esd@nhs.net