A stroke unit is a special ward in a hospital where stroke patients are cared for by a multidisciplinary team which specialises in stroke care. The core team consists of doctors, nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech and language therapists, dieticians, therapy assistants, psychologists and social workers. Other health care professionals are sometimes called on for help if required.

All stroke care is provided from our specialist combined (acute and rehab) stroke units at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital (Wards 6B and 8A) which means that stroke patients can be cared for from the early stage of their strokes all the way through to a substantial part of their rehabilitation and sometimes through to discharge.