Early Supported Discharge (stroke) – South Manchester

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 patients registered with South Manchester and Trafford GPs who have been discharged from University Hospital of South Manchester Stroke Unit or from the Hyper Acute Specialist Units at Salford Royal Hospital, Stepping Hill Hospital in Stockport, and Fairfield Hospital in Bury. Patients must be assessed as medically stable for discharge home with the support of a trained carer.

The team works closely with the stroke team at Wythenshawe Hospital, F15 Stroke Unit, 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.

Tel: 0161 946 8364
Email: smu-tr.uhsmstroketeam@nhs.net