Refurbished facilities at PRI Stroke Unit officially open

Refurbished facilities at PRI Stroke Unit officially open

TUESDAY, 21 FEBRUARY, 2017

PHOTO ATTACHED: STAFF FROM THE DEDICATED STROKE UNIT AT PRI IN THE REFURBISHED FACILITIES

Refurbished facilities at PRI Stroke Unit officially open

A refurbished patient sitting room, training facility and occupational therapy area for stroke patients has officially opened at Perth Royal Infirmary.

The new area situated within the dedicated stroke unit at PRI was funded by donations to the stroke unit via NHS Tayside’s charity Tayside Health Fund.

This area includes a state-of-the-art video conferencing facility that supports staff training in stroke care. It also includes a therapy treatment room and a refurbished sitting room for patients and visitors to the unit, greatly enhancing the environment for all.

Perth and Kinross Inpatient Service Manager Maggie Rapley said, “We have come a long way since the idea of a stroke unit was conceived eight years ago and since then we have carried out a series of improvements in the unit to provide an environment that best meets the needs of stroke patients.

“We are extremely grateful for the kind donations from members of the public which have gone towards this final phase of the unit’s development. This will allow us to continue to provide essential specialist treatment for patients in Perth and Kinross.”

Tayside Health Fund is generously funded by donations and legacies from patients, families, carers, the communities of Tayside and other organisations.

For further information about the Fund, including ways to donate, as well as help and advice about fundraising, visit www.taysidehealthfund.scot.nhs.net or contact the Fundraising Support Office on 01382 740828.

Contact:

Debbie Huband

NHS Tayside Communications

(01382) 740134