UHNM Charity Fund Stroke Recovery Chairs

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The Acute Stroke Unit at the Royal Stoke University Hospital have been able to purchase a number of Stroke Recovery Therapy Chairs thanks to UHNM Charity funding.

The specialist chairs have been designed to improve stroke recovery at patient’s bedsides.

Panagiotis Stergiou, Therapy Team Deputy Manager said, “It’s thanks to UHNM Charity funding that our Unit has been able to purchase these chairs which challenge the abilities of our patients and promote independence. The chairs can be tilted, reclined and the legs and arms can be raised in a way to aid recovery and reduce complications at the bedside. They also give physiotherapists and therapists better access to assess the patient.”

Pictured in the chair is stroke victim and former patient Paul Bailey from Wolstanton. The prison guard suffered a stroke whilst on holiday in Devon just over three years ago.

Paul said, “I was transferred to the Unit after I realised something was wrong after being unable to use the right side of my body properly. After being confined to a wheelchair, the amazing staff here literally got me up on my feet after my stroke. I no longer wear a watch because to me time doesn’t matter, it’s all about getting back to normality.”

If you would like to fundraise for UHNM Charity visit www.uhnmcharity.org.uk for more information, or call 01782 676444 to speak to one of the UHNM Charity team.

(Former patient Paul Bailey is pictured with Hayley Bloor, Therapy Technical Instructor and Panagiotis Stergiou, Therapy Team Deputy Manager)