Consultant Physician with an interest in Stroke Services
Applications are invited for the post of a Consultant Physician with an interest in Stroke Medicine. The stroke team is currently part of the Elderly care team and the both are fully integrated with General Internal Medicine.
YDH provides the following stroke services:
• Hyperacute and Acute stroke
• 24/7 stroke Thrombolysis supported by the AGWS stroke network
• Dedicated TIA clinics
• Outpatient clinics
• Rehabilitation through to South Petherton Community Hospital and Early Supported Discharge
• Stroke Research.
There are 4 HASU beds in the combined acute cardiac and stroke care unit. A further 12 bed acute stroke unit is based on ward 8B, providing acute and short term assessment of all stroke patients. The unit is supported by a stroke specialist and a dedicated stroke team. Rapid access TIA clinic has been running since 2004 providing rapid assessment with agreed protocols for brain imaging (MRI) and carotid imaging.
The stroke team also provides Consultant Physician support to the state-of-the-art, purpose built 16 bed stroke unit at the newly reopened South Petherton Community Hospital (SPCH).
For further details / informal visits contact:
Clinical Director - Dr James Gotto