Plymouth has two main hospitals; Derriford for more acute care and Mount Gould for more rehabilitative care. Both of these hospitals serve a wide area spanning West Devon and East Cornwall.
In Derriford, the Acute Stroke Unit was set up in 2005, and can provide specialist care for up to 18 patients. The hospital also hosts a Neuro-radiology department which offers specialist imaging services unrivalled across the Peninsula and offers the usage of a brand new, purpose built, research ward, the Lind Centre, which has both ward facilities and consulting rooms. Over 600 people a year are admitted to Derriford with a stroke. Dr Mohd Nor is our Clinical Lead for Acute Stroke in Plymouth. He has specialised in Neurology since 1999 and has been involved in various Stroke trials during this time, as well as having articles published in ‘Lancet Neurology’ and ‘Stroke’.
Across town, Mount Gould Hospital houses the well established Stroke Rehabilitation Unit. It has 19 beds, and serves a catchment area of over half a million people, spanning East Cornwall and West Devon. Reablement services and out-patient follow up is also co-ordinated from Mount Gould. Dr Liz Househam is our Clinical Lead for Stroke Rehabilitation who has been based on the Stroke Unit since 2007. Dr Househam has been involved in various neurological research projects and has articles published in journals specialising in neurology, including the Journal of Neurological Sciences.
The Research team are working hard to improve recruitment into our trials, with Nikki and Claire based in Derriford, and Rena in Mount Gould. We aim to provide a portfolio of trials which makes use of the excellent and unique facilities available in Plymouth, to provide a broad range of data to improve the future of Stroke care.
The Research Team Consultants / Principal investigators
Dr Azlisham Mohd Nor - Consultant Neurologist
Mr Peter Whitfield - Consultant Neurosurgeon
Dr Will Adams – Neuroradiologist
Kate Churchward – Stroke Co-ordinator
Claire Gatehouse - Lead Speech & Language Therapist
Research TeamWe would welcome your input, so please contact us at:
Nicola Persad - Senior Stroke Research Practitioner
Rena Truscott- Senior Stroke Research Practitioner
Charlotte Bailey - Stroke Research Practitioner
Claire Brown - Trials Administrator
Plymouth Stroke Research
The Lind Research Centre
T.L. Building, Level 5, Derriford Hospital
Plymouth, PL6 8DH
T: 01752 439 270
Bleep: 07659 589 853 (Ben Hyams, Stroke Research Nurse)
Mount Gould Hospital
Stroke Rehabilitation Unit
Mount Gould Hospital
Plymouth, Devon PL4 7QD
T: 01752 434 498 (voicemail)