About this service

The Cornwall Stroke Service treats about 2000 stroke patients and 750 patients with transient ischaemic attacks (TIAs) every year.

Our service is spread across the Royal Cornwall Hospital, and two specialist Stroke Rehabilitation Units at Camborne, Redruth, and Bodmin community hospitals.

We have a specialist stroke service provided on the Phoenix Ward.

If you suspect someone is having a stroke, call 999 immediately.

Symptoms of a stroke include facial weakness, arm and leg weakness, and speech problems. Find out more about the symptoms of a stroke on NHS Choices or further down the page.

Early Supported Discharge

Our Early Supported Discharge (ESD) stroke service provides early specialist rehabilitation at home to allow patients who have had a stroke to be discharged sooner. The team is based at Camborne Redruth Community Hospital (covering mid – west Cornwall) and Bodmin Health centre (Covering mid – east Cornwall).

The team provides specialist stroke rehabilitation to patients at home. This could be up to 45 minutes a day and up to five times a week if required. The ESD team will provide support for up to six weeks after discharge from hospital. Some people do not require all six weeks and are discharged sooner if their goals have been achieved. Some people require longer-term support, if this is the case, the ESD team will discuss how NHS community services or voluntary services could help

Contact information

Early Supported Discharge team

Where to find us

Patients with stroke will usually be admitted to Phoenix Ward.

The Phoenix Ward is located on the second floor of Trelawny Wing at the Royal Cornwall Hospital in Treliske, Truro. If you enter from the Trelawny main entrance, continue past the WH Smiths shop, take the lift or the stairs to the second floor.

Information about stroke

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Information about Transient Ischaemic Attacks (TIA)

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Professional careers in stroke medicine

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Page last reviewed: 17 October 2023

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