The Stroke Unit
St Camillus Hospital is just off the Ennis Road approximately 1.5 km from Limerick City. This hospital is part of the HSE West Services for Older Persons. The Stroke Rehabilitation Unit is situated on the first floor of the Rehabilitation Centre at St Camillus Hospital in Limerick. The Unit opened in September 2000 and has 6 beds. The Stroke Unit accepts male and females who are 50 years of age and older and who are from Limerick city and county, Clare and Tipperary NR. The Therapy department and Day Hospital are on the ground floor.
The Stroke Unit Limerick is a Registered Charity affiliated to the rehabilitation centre. Its aims are to aid discharge into the community and enhance the environment within the Rehabilitation Centre. This charity has funded a Mobility & Leisure Garden outside the Rehabilitation Centre and has availed of funding for personal pendant alarms from Dept. of Community & Family Affairs. The Stroke Unit charity has also spearheaded the establishment of the Stroke Support Club Mid-West Region.
Tel. 061 483640
- Tel. 061 483622
Charity No. CHY 12373
Nutrition is critical in the management and treatment of patients who have suffered a stroke. Often, we do not consider our nutritional status until an event has occurred which highlights its importance.
A clinical dietician provides a dietetic service to patients referred by a hospital doctor, in both the acute setting in the Mid-Western Regional Hospital and also in the rehabilitation and continuing care setting at St Camillus Hospital.
A Speech and Language Therapist (SALT) will assess your speech, language and swallowing abilities. He/she will decide with you if therapy is appropriate and plan with you when therapy will stop.
Physiotherapy is a health care profession concerned with human function and movement and maximising potential. “It uses physical approaches to promote, maintain and restore physical, psychological and social well-being, taking account of variations in health status
Stroke can cause many different effects. Most people recognise there can be physical effects such as weakness or speech problems, but stroke can also cause psychological changes.
There is no fixed ration of rehabilitation that is right for everyone – how long your rehabilitation continues will depend on the problems you have and the progress you are making as well as the resources available in your area.
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