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Stroke services


  • Acute stroke unit, ward 410, level 4, Royal Derby Hospital
    (best entrance - entrance 9)                                       
  • Stroke rehabilitation unit, ward 312, level 3, Royal Derby Hospital
    (best entrances - main entrance or entrance 9)


About stroke services   

  • Derby Royal Hospital provides acute and rehabilitation services to more than 650 patients per year with stroke and TIA in Derbyshire.
  • A stroke occurs when a blood vessel in the brain becomes blocked or ruptured. This results in symptoms such as loss of speech, arm, face and leg weakness.
  • A TIA (transient ischaemic attack) sometimes referred to as a ‘mini-stroke’ results in similar symptoms but usually gets better within less than an hour.
  • Strokes and TIAs are an emergency.
  • Rapid treatment improves the recovery from a stroke and reduces the risks of another one occurring.
  • Stroke services are provided by a multidisciplinary team.
  • A multidisciplinary team is made up of specialist doctors, nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech and language therapists, psychologists and support workers.
  • The inpatient service links into community stroke services.


More information?

Contact the single point of access number 0800 8048009                                  Monday to Friday  9am - 5pm 
Or the stroke unit on 01332 787152

F - facial droop
A - arm weakness
S - loss of speech (slurred or inability to speak)
T - time to call 999


  • 24 hour thrombolysis for acute stroke
  • Rapid assessment of people with TIA by
    • rapid access clinic (Monday to Friday) 
    • attendance at the clinical decisions unit (CDU)
    • attendance at medical admissions unit (MAU) or A&E
  • Direct admission to the stroke unit from A&E
  • Rapid assessment by all members of the specialist team
  • Rapid referral for carotid endarterectomy
  • Inpatient stroke rehabilitation
  • Follow up clinics
  • Stroke research with support from the Stroke Research Network (SRN)
  • Patient involvement group
  • Teaching and education

Other Information

Attendance for TIA assessment

  • You will spend most of the day at the hospital
  • You will be seen by a specialist nurse, doctor and have a number of tests
  • You will have the results of most of these tests before you go home
  • It can be a long day so bring something to read, drink and lunch
  • Do bring somebody with you
  • You are not allowed to drive for one month following a TIA