A stroke unit is defined as: a multi-disciplinary team including specialist nursing staff based in a discrete ward which is geographically defined and has been designated for stroke patients.
For the full criteria for what is necessary for a unit to be considered one which gives specialist stroke care, please refer to the National Clinical Guideline for stroke:
- Page 16: 'Recommendations' (section 2.4.1)
- Page xiv: ‘Resources’ (2.4.1B, 2.4.1D, 2.4.1K).
If the recommendations/criteria are met for the patient then please enter stroke unit, if not please enter other / the ward which most fits with the staff and services available.