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Nurs Times. 2009 Mar 31-Apr 6;105(12):12-3.

Facilitating earlier transfer of care from acute stroke services into the community.

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Walsall Manor Hospital.


This article outlines an initiative to reduce length of stay for stroke patients within an acute hospital and to facilitate earlier transfer of care. Existing care provision was remodelled and expanded to deliver stroke care to patients within a community bed-based intermediate care facility or intermediate care at home. This new model of care has improved the delivery of rehabilitation through alternative and innovative ways of addressing service delivery that meet the needs of the patients.

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