Stroke Medicine

Norfolk and Norwich Hospital is one of the the five largest combined stroke units in England.

Stroke care is delivered by a multi-disciplinary team. This includes doctors, nurses, speech and language therapists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, dieticians, psychologist, social workers and the stroke research team.

The team work together to provide individually tailored care that meets the needs of individual patients.

Care ranges from emergency assessment and treatments (including clot busting thrombolysis therapy) in the first few hours after stroke, to rehabilitation (physiotherapy, occupational, speech therapy and psychology). These aim to support the stroke survivor to return to normal functions after a stroke.

The stroke service also treats patients with transient ischaemic attacks (TIAs) in a daily clinic in an attempt to prevent further larger strokes occurring.

We have six full time stroke consultants – Dr Kneale Metcalf , Dr Nav Shinh, Dr Patrick Sutton, Dr Annie Chakrabarti, Dr Chit Hmu and Dr Joyce Balami. Prof John Potter divides his time between the UEA as the lead Professor for Age and Ageing Research and the Hospitals where he has clinical sessions in Older People’s Medicine and Stroke.