February 21, 2012 12.28 pm This story is over 124 months old

New stroke facilities for Lincoln hospital

New facilities: The hospital’s stroke department will be using new funding to improve the unit.

Stroke facilities in the city are set to improve, with a £195,000 development project at Lincoln County Hospital.

The funding will not only provide six more nursing staff, but help improve a new stroke unit.

The unit’s admission times will be 24 hours, and provide 28 beds instead of the original 20, plus four health care support workers.

The new unit will be situated in the old Caythorpe Ward, equipped with the newest medical equipment and therapy services.

There are three areas in the stroke unit: the four-bed hyper-acute area (closest to A&E), a 12-bed acute/rehabilitation area, and a 12-bed rehabilitation area.

Sister Sue Chapman at United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust said: “The reason we have moved is because we have now got a unit that has been purpose designed to ensure we deliver a high standard of care to all stroke patients with an increased number of beds.

“The ward we have moved to was previously known as Caythorpe Ward but is now called the Stroke Unit.

“We are all really excited about the move, and believe the new facilities will allow our staff to continue to offer the best possible service to patients.”

The Stroke Unit is located on the ground floor of the hospital, next to the Emergency Admissions Unit. Visiting hours remain unchanged.