"Lack of physiotherapy after strokes"
About: Tameside General Hospital Tameside General Hospital Ashton-Under-Lyne OL6 9RW
Posted by Julsy3 (as ),
This story has been posted by Healthwatch Tameside on behalf of a member of the public who asked not to have their name published. They said…
This lady, who is over 80 years old, has had two strokes. She was pleased with care in hospital and at follow-up sessions at outpatient clinic. However, physio is very disappointing. There was only one session – she was just given exercises to do at home. Her affected leg is now “giving way” so she can’t walk very well. Her toes have curled under her foot and she is very afraid she will lose her mobility. It is making her depressed and fearful of going out.
She is going to ask her GP for advice, and to see if she could have any further physio sessions.