Community Stroke Rehabilitation Team

The Community Stroke Rehabilitation Teams are specialised, multi- professional teams of staff offering early supported discharge, community rehabilitation in the client’s home environment and in-reach to patients transferred to the Stroke Rehabilitation Unit in Bangor Hospital and to the Downe Hospital Stroke Unit.

The teams provide:

  • Physiotherapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Speech and Language Therapy
  • Nursing support
  • Social Work
  • Clinical Psychology

Rehabilitation Assistants support the rehabilitation programme by carrying out delegated exercise programmes and functional tasks. The service also provides advice on health issues, secondary prevention and emotional and family support

What does the service aim to do?

The service aims to:

  • Provide a seamless effective, efficient service within regional and national guidelines incorporating best practice across the South Eastern Trust area
  • Provide needs led rehabilitation within the home environment, maximising functional ability and independence and facilitating reintegration in the community
  • Facilitate early supported discharge by providing continuity of care from the acute setting to discharge home


Referral is mostly via the Stroke Units in the Ulster Hospital, Lagan Valley Hospital and Downe Hospital but will be accepted from GPs, other acute Stroke Units and Neurovascular Clinics.

Referral Criteria:

  • Stroke confirmed by a CT Scan, MRI or clinically diagnosed by a Stroke Consultant
  • Patients must be medically stable
  • Patients must be fit for and responsive to rehabilitation
  • Patients must have clearly identifiable, realistic, functional and patient centred goals. These should be provided with the referral. This includes patients going to nursing or residential home


North Down and Ards Community Stroke Team
Bangor Community Hospital
Castle Street
BT20 4TA

Telephone: (028) 9146 2690

Lisburn Community Stroke Team
Unit 1
TSL House
38 Bachelors Walk
BT28 1XZ

Telephone: (028) 9262 7418

Downe Community Stroke Team
Downe Hospital
2 Struell Wells Road
BT30 6RL

Telephone: (028) 4461 3811