If you have suffered an acute stroke you will be cared for in our 40 bed Stroke Unit at Sunderland Royal Hospital. Our multi-disciplinary team of over 100 staff supports patients through their treatment and rehabilitation.

Due to the unexpectedness of a stroke and the impact this has on the patient and family we have developed a partnership with the Mental Health team by assessing the impact of mood disorders.

We also have occupational therapists who work on the Acute Stroke Unit and rehabilitation ward at Sunderland Royal Hospital.

Nursing staff may refer patients to occupational therapy during their stay; an occupational therapist will visit the ward to gather information about how patients managed daily activities before they came into hospital and to ask them about any concerns before they return home. Our therapists work very closely with other professionals to ensure patients are safely discharged from hospital with the correct levels of care.

Contact us

  • You can contact the Stroke Unit on: 0191 5410258
  • Occupational Therapy: 0191 5656256 extension 42412

Finding us

Our Acute Stroke Unit is in Ward E58 in the main hospital building at Sunderland Royal.

Access to the Occupational Therapy Department is via entrance 8 (Rehabilitation) at Sunderland Royal Hospital, B level.

The Occupational Therapy Department provides a seven day service between 8am and 4.30pm each day.

Our Team

Ward Manager – Deb Hindmarsh
Directorate Manager - Lisa Ball
Clinical Lead - Dr Majmudar
Junior Sisters - Helen Murray, Leigh Wilson
Matron – Su Lindsay
Acute Stroke and Rehabilitation Team Leader - Sarah Tutin