If you have symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) – a high temperature, a new continuous cough, or a loss of, or change in, your normal sense of smell or taste (anosmia) – the advice is to stay at home for 10 days. All members of this household should remain at home for 14 days.

If you think you have symptoms, please do not attend your hospital appointment until you are advised it is safe to do so. Please contact us to rearrange your appointment, or to re-organise treatment and tests.

Stroke Medicine

Our Stroke Medicine Service is based both at the Queen's Campus and City Hospital Campus and delivers specialised care to adults of all ages.

Care ranges from emergency assessment and treatments (including clot-busting thrombolysis therapy and clot retrieval) in the first few hours after stroke to rehabilitation (physiotherapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy).  These help the stroke survivor to return home and regain independence after a stroke.

The stroke service also treats patients with suspected minor strokes and Transient Ischaemic Attacks (TIAs) in a daily assessment unit in an attempt to prevent further larger strokes occurring.

The Hyper Acute Stroke Unit (C4), Acute Stroke Unit (C5) and TIA Assessment Unit are based at the QMC campus.  Ongoing stroke rehabilitation (Daybrook Ward) is based at St Francis Hospital within the City Hospital Campus

 

Stroke wards

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C4

C4 is the Hyper Acute Stroke Unit.  All patients with suspected new stroke are admitted to C4 for emergency assessment and treatment.  It was previously Berman Stroke Unit, based at the City Campus, which was named after the late Dr Berman who opened the first dedicated stroke unit in Nottingham.

 

Visiting times

In order to protect the safety of our patients please note the following changes:

Many of our visiting restrictions are still in place, although patients in the following categories may have visitors at the discretion of the Nurse in Charge. This is in line with the compassionate visiting guidance which has  been issued nationally.

  • Patients at End of Life: These patients should be allowed open visiting where possible. One, or a maximum of two visitors at a time may visit throughout the day (and night if appropriate). This can be different members of the family.
  • Patients with a learning disability and patients with dementia: Each patient should be assessed and visiting discussed and agreed with their immediate family. Visiting times should be allowed on an individual basis depending on the patient’s needs.
  • Maternity: During labour and birth one nominated partner will be allowed throughout the mother’s stay on the labour ward/midwifery led unit .

We ask that the public respect these rules during the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

Contact us

Tel: 0115 924 9924
Ext: 69004

 

Our location

C4
West Block
C Floor

 

Getting to us

You will need to use a lift or scale stairs to access this serivce.


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C5

C5 is the Acute Stroke Unit.  All stroke patients who require continued acute care and further medical and therapy assessment are transferred to C5.  It was previously Newell Ward, based at the City Campus, which was named after the late Ossie Newell.  After having a stroke Ossie Newell dedicated his life to improving stroke care through healthcare and research.

 

Visiting times

In order to protect the safety of our patients please note the following changes:

Many of our visiting restrictions are still in place, although patients in the following categories may have visitors at the discretion of the Nurse in Charge. This is in line with the compassionate visiting guidance which has  been issued nationally.

  • Patients at End of Life: These patients should be allowed open visiting where possible. One, or a maximum of two visitors at a time may visit throughout the day (and night if appropriate). This can be different members of the family.
  • Patients with a learning disability and patients with dementia: Each patient should be assessed and visiting discussed and agreed with their immediate family. Visiting times should be allowed on an individual basis depending on the patient’s needs.
  • Maternity: During labour and birth one nominated partner will be allowed throughout the mother’s stay on the labour ward/midwifery led unit .

We ask that the public respect these rules during the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

Contact us

Tel: 0115 924 9924
Ext: 69005

 

Our location

C5
West Block
C Floor

 

Getting to us

You will need to use a lift or scale stairs to access this serivce.

View accessibility information here 

Daybrook Ward

Daybrook is the Stroke Rehabilitation Unit.  Patients who require a longer period of rehabilitation are transferred to Daybrook Ward from the Queens Campus.

 

Visiting times

In order to protect the safety of our patients please note the following changes:

From Sunday 22 March we will not allow any visitors unless they have been pre-arranged with the nurse in charge*.

Despite our earlier pleas for anyone feeling unwell or with symptoms of a cough or temperature to stay away, we have unfortunately had people with symptoms visiting our hospitals. This decision is to help protect our patients and staff. 

Please think of other ways you can stay in touch with your relative/ friend, such as video calls.

We apologise for any distress this will cause and would appreciate your co-operation at this challenging time.

Thank you from everyone at Team NUH

*There will be special allowances made for birthing partners, parents of patients under the age of 18, relatives collecting patients on discharge and those at the end of life.  These will be restricted and visitors must be pre-arranged with the nurse in charge.

We ask that the public respect these rules during the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

Contact us

Tel: 0115 969 1169
Ext: 72061 or 72063

 

Our location

St Francis Hospital,

City Campus

TIA Assessment Unit

The TIA Assessment Unit is a 7 day service assessing possible new TIAs and minor strokes.  Patients are referred to the service often by their GP or the Emergency Department.  Patients attending the unit are seen by stroke nurse and stroke consultant.  Tests are carried out on the same day and results given to the patient.  Patients attending the service should expect to be at the hospital for several hours.  A prescription will be issued for any new medication that is required.

 

Our location

C4
West Block
C Floor

 

Contact us 

Tel: 0115 924 9924

 

Getting to us

You will need to use a lift or scale stairs to access this serivce.