"Helped my Dad to regain his independence"

About: Nottingham West / Community stroke team

(as a relative),

Two weeks after my father-in-law had a stroke, the stroke outreach service based the the City Hospital, Nottingham, made contact.

Sally Chaffey and Tamara Stewart came regularly over the next 5 weeks and were very kind and helpful. Tally Smith also came twice to assess Dad's problems with eating and swallowing, and gave him some excellent advice.

The team have a very positive approach which helped Dad to realise that he would improve, and gave us lots of ideas as to how we could help him.

They also arranged for some aids to help Dad around the house - stair rail, commode, chair raiser, grab rails.

They have helped him to regain his independence.

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Response from Chris Greensmith, Team Leader, Community Stroke Team, County Health Partnerships

Dear Blue917, thank you for taking the time to tell your story.

I am not the team leader for the Stroke Outreach Service but have spoken with Mary who is. She really appreciates the positive comments about the care your father has received and is pleased that you feel he has regained his independence. She will make sure those in her team hear of your kind words.

Many thanks again, we do value your feedback.

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