Who is this service for?
The SSARU at South Bristol Community Hospital is a rehabilitation unit for people in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire who have experienced a recent stroke.
What we do
Our Sub-Acute Stroke Rehab Unit (SSARU) can help you regain your independence after a recent stroke, in a safe and supported environment. The Unit at South Bristol Community Hospital consists of 30 beds where you can receive rehabilitation assessment, along with focused therapy to support your independence before you return home. Once you return home, your stroke care is handed over to our Integrated Community Stroke Service (ICSS) at Home team.
How do I access this service?
The SSARU takes referrals for people with a new diagnosis of stroke in Bristol, North Somerset or South Gloucestershire. This referral occurs via a hospital healthcare professional. You can’t self-refer to the service.
I’m a clinician – how do I make a referral to this service?
Referrals are accepted from clinical teams working in acute stroke healthcare in local hospitals.
Visiting the unit
Please contact the unit to discuss visiting arrangements.
Visiting for people under the age of 18 will be at the discretion of the Unit Lead or the nurse in charge. These visits, if agreed, will need to be prebooked with the unit team.