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New Stroke Unit To Open In Barnsley

Friday November 8 2013

A NEW £2million stroke unit will open in Barnsley on November 13.

The unit, at Kendray Hospital, gives stroke patients the best possible surroundings for recovery and rehabilitation.

Provided by South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, it recently relocated from Mount Vernon Hospital to the new location at Kendray.

Its state of the art design means that each of the unit's 16 bedrooms now have overhead hoists to support patients moving around their room, while en-suite bathrooms in each of the bedrooms increase privacy and dignity.

The official opening will be attended by ayor of Barnsley Ken Richardson and his wife, Nadia, who will be given a tour of the unit and shown how the new facilities will further improve the care offered to stroke patients from the Barnsley borough.

Mandy Black, unit manager said, "The new facilities are a real benefit to people in Barnsley and show that we're investing in the best possible treatment and care for people in the local area.

"The unit has its own dedicated rehabilitation team who have specialist knowledge and training in therapeutic interventions, rehabilitation and treating patients who have suffered a stroke."

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Reply Posted by Mum of three on Saturday November 9 2013 at 15:24
So good to hear we will have these facilities to hand

Reply Posted by Purple Haze on Monday November 11 2013 at 15:46
Wasnt Kendray used for mental health years ago? Then they kicked everyone out to be cared for in the community. Now this area is struggling with obesity it is now a stoke unit. Funny that.....

Reply Posted by Peter H on Wednesday November 13 2013 at 08:34
Kendray still has Mental Health Unit, The Oakwell Centre, when they can get the staff

Reply Posted by Me on Monday November 11 2013 at 18:47
The stroke unit has always been in Barnsley, it has just relocated from Mount Vernon to Kendray. Although it has been up and running since April/May!?! They didn't kick everyone out at all, the wards are still used for mental health patients, and even a new unit built especially for these patients (which replaced the old DPM (ward 9) at Barnsley Hospital. So facts right first would be a good idea 'Purple Haze'!

Reply Posted by gill on Wednesday November 13 2013 at 17:27
At 40 years of age my hubby had a brain bleed which led to a massive stroke . Without places like this we would av never got through such an awful time in r lives .

Reply Posted by gill on Wednesday November 13 2013 at 18:26
AND Purple Haze wot the hell has obesity got to do with stroke ????????

Reply Posted by RICH on Wednesday November 13 2013 at 19:06
gill@ I would not let Purple Haze worry you.Ever post is pointless and dam right selfish and thoughtless...it think the name sould read Purple Daze..i bet he/she walks about allday in a daze..

Reply Posted by Amy on Wednesday November 13 2013 at 19:30
To Purple Haze.My partner a fit and healthy keen fitness fanatic..NOT OVERWEIGHT had a stroke...please explain to me what a stroke has got to do with OBESITY,I would love to read your reply as you seem to no more about Strokes then me!!!