About our stroke and transient ischaemic attack (TIA) services

We provide expert stroke services with a 20 bed acute stroke unit for patients requiring acute medical and rehabilitation care following the hyper acute phase (up to 72 hours after the event). When patients are in our care, we:

  • investigate the cause of the stroke
  • treat ongoing medical problems
  • provide support and advice on how to prevent another stroke
  • help with rehabilitation.

We have a purpose-built ward for patients recovering from acute stroke.

We also see patients urgently referred with possible TIA(“mini-stroke”) from GPs or hospital teams, in order to confirm the diagnosis, start treatment, and thus prevent strokes.

We also run clinics to review patients post discharge, or see newly referred non-urgently from GPs and hospital teams.

Conditions we treat

We care for patients with:

  • Intracerebral haemorrhage - this is bleeding from the brain tissue
  • Ischaemic stroke - where the blood vessel becomes blocked and the tissue beyond it stops functioning as it should
  • Transient ischaemic attack (TIA) - a "mini stroke"

How to prepare for your visit

All the information on what to expect is sent to the patient with the appointment letter which includes a contact number to call if a patient requires further information.

If you are attending an outpatient appointment please: 

  • bring your medications with you
  • bring any information from your GP
  • any information about your care that you would like to discuss with the stroke team.

Refer a patient

To refer a patient to our service, get in touch with northmid.stroke@nhs.net

Patient transport

Please remember it is the GP's responsibility to assess the clinical need for any initial patient transport and for the provision of that first visit. Find out how to book on our Patient Transport page

Meet our team

  • Dr Robert Luder – consultant stroke physician and lead clinician
  • Dr Maneesh Bhargava – consultant stroke physician
  • Sarah Senganda - clinical nuse specialist TIA nurse
  • Ms Dorina Uwase - service manager
  • Mr Montel Humphrey - deputy service manager