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Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust

Acute Stroke Services

Acute Stroke Services


Contact details

Acute Stroke Service (contactable emergency bleep via switchboard)

Telephone: 01604 545915, 01604 545916,01604 545917  (Clinic: 01604 544420)

Stroke clinic e-mail:

Our service runs 7 days a week, 24 hours a day.

How to find us

Our acute stroke wards are situated on Eleanor Hyperacute Stroke Unit (Area C) and Allebone Stroke Unit (Area C).  Our clinic is held in the Centre for Elderly Medicine (Area R). Parking is available in Car Park 1, plus some limited spaces outside main reception/A&E including disabled car parking.

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For patients

What should I bring to my appointment?

A list of medication. New patients should bring a urine sample.

How much time should I allow before my appointment?

30 minutes


About the team

Medical team consists of:


  • Dr Melanie Blake
  • Dr Venkatesan Srinivasan
  • Dr D O'Kane
  • Dr P Boovalingham

Stroke specialist nurse: Rachael Day


About Us

The stroke service provides rapid assessment and treatment for all stroke patients that come to hospital. Contactable by bleep from A&E & EAU staff. Thrombolysis (clot busting) is available through this service. It ensures that the patients go to the specialist wards (Eleanor & Allebone for their treatment and care. Specialist stroke community rehabiliation beds are availble at Danetre and Isebrook Hospitals, plus a Community Stroke Team, who provide support and therapy for appropriate patients in their own home as part of the discharge plan.

Stroke Specialist nurses are available 24/7 for patient assesment, advice and support.

Rapid Access TIA clinics are held seven days a week (weekend clinics are for high risk patient) and are accessed by referral from your GP or by A&E referral. At weekends high risk patients from the whole of Northamptonshire access this service, during the week its for Northampton area patients only, as Kettering General provide their own weekday service.

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