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Wirral University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Early Supported Discharge

This service aims to facilitate the transition home from hospital following a stroke.

The team are able to provide intensive rehabilitation in a patient’s home and patients could be seen up to five times a week by therapists as part of a seven day service.

ESD is an alternative to inpatient rehabilitation. Research in this area indicates some patients have better outcomes from therapy if they are being rehabilitated in their own home.

The majority of ESD patients are seen on a six week pathway. However, we are able to continue for 12 weeks if patients continue to show improvements. ESD will then refer onto further rehabilitation services as required.