"Rehabilitation following strokes"

About: Nithbank Hospital / Community Rehabilitation

(as the patient),

In the past year - 18 months I have had a couple of strokes which have left me with co-ordination and mobility issues. I now go to Nithbank Rehabilitation Centre for treatment and support.

It has made a huge difference going to Nithbank, The staff there are all very friendly and helpful, very considerate towards my disabilities. Diane, Lorraine and Mandy give psychological as much as physical support both on a one-to-one basis and in group sessions with 2 or 3 other patients. This has been of great benefit as it helps to know you are not alone, that other people also have good and bad days and progress can be slow. It's good to be able to encourage each other.


Response from Chris Wallace, Manager - Community Rehabilitation Unit, Community Rehablitation, NHS Dumfries and Galloway

Dear runninghw83

Thank you for taking time to comment on your community rehab experience at Nithbank. The team recognises that recovery from something as life changing as a stroke affects much more than your physical health, and it will be rewarding for them to know that you appreciate their endeavours to support and enable you.

One of the real benefits of the unit is that it is so much more than an out-patient clinic, where the potential for support and empathy from others in a similar position to yourself can be just as important as the therapy interventions available

If there is any aspect of your rehab journey that could be improved upon, please let us know

Many thanks

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