The Stroke Unit looks after more than 100 stroke victims and patients with symptoms every month. Your donations will help support patients on their long road to recovery through a new build, investment in new technologies and equipment.
We are relying on your support to change the lives of people at Frimley Park Hospital affected by stroke.
Please help us to make a difference today.
Our vision as a team is to provide a centre of excellence with the aim of becoming a national flagship service for stroke. To realise this vision a new build, which will be accessed from the Stroke Unit, will provide a quieter environment that patients and their families can access in order to spend that quality time away from the busy ward. Dedicated rooms will also be provided for Speech Therapy and Psychology assessments and for complementary services such as massage or hairdressing. To do this we need to raise £1 million.
patients visited the stroke unit in 2018
of stroke victims require on-going care over months or years.
minutes a stroke strikes in the UK alone
Many people think that strokes only happen to older people but stroke can strike anyone at any time.
While most people who have a stroke are older, younger people can have strokes too, including children. One in four strokes in the UK happens to people of working age. There are lots of things you can do to reduce your risk. With simple checks, your GP can help you understand your risk of stroke and support you to make the changes necessary to reduce your risk. Could you save a life by recognising the signs of stroke? Learn the FAST test
All strokes are different. For some people, the effects may be relatively minor and may not last long. Others may be left with more serious problems that make them dependent on other people. Unfortunately, not everyone survives – around one in eight people die within 30 days of having a stroke. That’s why it’s so important to be able to recognise the symptoms and get medical help as quickly as possible. The quicker you receive treatment, the better your chances for a good recovery
All strokes are different. For some people, the effects may be relatively minor and may not last long, while others may be left with more serious long-term problems.
You may have weakness or stiffness in some of your muscles after a stroke, or you may lose control of them altogether. This can lead to problems with movement and balance.
Around one-third of stroke survivors have problems with speaking, reading, writing and understanding what other people say to them.