VOCAL offers carers free monthly appointments with an independent advisor, to support them to write and register a Power of Attorney document. This free service should replace the need to visit a solicitor. For more details contact 0131 622 6666 or email email@example.com.
Stroke patients in Lothians
Most people are discharged home from hospital after a stroke but some will require the specialist services provided by NHS continuing care or a nursing home.
St John's (SJH) and the Western General Hospital (WGH) provide rapid access one-stop Neurovascular Clinics for all Lothian patients with transient ischaemic attacks (TIAs) or mini strokes,minor strokes and conditions which mimic these.
Find out what happens at the Neurovascular Clinic at the Western General.
The CHSS Stroke Nurse Services work in partnership with the NHS to complement existing local provision of services. The service is run in partnership with the Lothian Stroke Managed Clinical Network and supports people, following discharge from hospital with a stroke, to achieve their personal goals, within their own capabilities.
Stroke Nurses also have a key liaison role with statutory and voluntary agencies and will coordinate referrals to specialist services as needed. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Support for younger stroke survivors
Edinburgh Community Stroke Service
Provides person-centred, family-orientated rehabilitation and support for younger people recovering from stroke in the Edinburgh area, delivered through the Centres at Firrhill and Craighall.
Provides a unique, free service to younger stroke survivors throughout the United Kingdom. For more information visit the Different Strokes website.