Patients and Carers

The Stroke Association provides useful information for families and carers of stroke patients. Please click here for a link.

Please contact Prof Christine Roffe if you are interested in becoming involved in developing stroke services, supporting stroke patients on the wards, teaching medical students, or in developing and managing stroke research. Your experience could help us to make a difference for current and future patients. Please follow this link for more detail.

Please click this link to an inspiring speech Mr Brin Helliwell, a 'strokie' and user representative on the West Midlands Stroke Research Network Management Board, made at a national conference on Leadership in the NHS, his experience of stroke, and his recovery.  Part 2 of the speech.

find information about Life After Stroke here.

Share your opinion on stroke services and find out what others have experienced


What you may be ale to do to help your relative or friend recover

Keep informed, speak to nurses, therapists and doctors.

Bring in clothes or items which will make your relative more comfortable.

Update him/her on what is going on outside and within the family, even if  he/she does not appear to understand.

Find out about research going on in the unit, and check if there is a study your relative might be interested in.

Check with staff whether they would like you to help with with feeding. Some patients eat better when a family member is around.

Check with the therapists if you can help with some of the treatments.

- In bed bound patients passive mobilization may help (click here for detail)