Contact Names/Numbers/Email Addresses
|Contact Information||Patients and families can directly contact the Ward on 01 414 3200 / 3201. For the Acute Stroke unit the direct number is 01 414 3034|
Director of Stroke Services : Dr Ronán Collins
Secretary: Aoife Downey Contact: 01 414 4724
The Stroke Service at Tallaght Hospital arose from the first ever acute stroke service in the Republic of Ireland set up in the Meath hospital in 1996 within the department of Age-Related Health Care.
The service consists of a dedicated multidisciplinary team which adopts a collaborative approach to stroke care. The Stroke Service encompasses the core elements required to deliver quality stroke care such as, an Acute Stroke Unit, a 24 hour thrombolysis / thrombectomy service, access to specialist physicians and dedicated multidisciplinary team, a Rapid Access Stroke Prevention Clinic and access to diagnostics and radiology. The William Stokes Unit specialises in the care of the Older person and their rehabilitation, and strives to facilitate the individual to achieve their maximum potential- Physically, socially, psychologically and spiritually. We aim for patients to work towards independence in their life style and home environment.
The Unit has 26 beds, of which there are eight beds in the Acute Stroke Unit (ASU). Patients who have had a stroke are closely monitored and treated in the ASU during the acute phase of stroke. Patients are then transferred to William Stokes Unit for further rehabilitation.