Twyford Ward - Hyper Acute Stroke Unit

Tel: 01962 824940  or  01962 824941

Twyford Ward is a 24 bed unit specialising in care for those who have had a stroke within North Hampshire. We aim to provide an atmosphere that promotes mutual respect and active involvement on the part of staff, patients, families and carers involved with the stroke service. All patients who suffered an acute stroke will stay at Twyford Ward for as long as they are actively benefiting from acute stroke rehabilitation. 

Twyford Ward benefits from a team of experienced stroke specialist staff, including doctors, nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech and language therapists, psychologists, social workers and other support staff.

We seek to provide a rehabilitation programme that will maximise independence. This will be focused around physical needs and also social, emotional and psychological factors.  The Stroke service also have an Early Supported Discharge Team (ESD) who may be able to assist in returning home more swiftly.

We welcome and value the input of family and friends whilst planning and delivering care. We aim to provide encouragement, professional advice and support and we recognise that our success depends on close co-operation and good communication of all involved.


Useful Information

What would be useful to bring in?

Comfortable loose fitting clothes and supportive footwear. We encourage patients to dress daily in day wear and to change into nightwear when planning to go to bed.

Toiletries – all the essentials including soap or body wash, toothpaste and toothbrush, hair brush and deodorant. Anything that would normally be used at home, please bring into hospital – this includes any denture care tablets/creams

Food and Drink – Please be aware that although snacks and drinks are welcomed some patients will have an altered swallow following a stroke and this may result in the need for modified consistency diet and fluids for a period of time. Please ask the nurse caring for the person that you are visiting if what you bring is suitable and safe.


Contacting Us

We appreciate that you will be concerned for your loved ones however as a busy unit we're not always able to get to the phone quickly. The information that we are able to share over the telephone is limited for confidentiality purposes and we would encourage you to nominate a spokesperson for your family who can make calls and then share the information wider with others if that is your wish. This assists us to be able to spend more time caring for your loved ones. The nursing and medical team are available daily at visiting times or by prior arrangement to meet and answer any questions that you may have. Please be aware that this will be with the consent of the patient.




Update 14 March 2017 

Contact information

Clinical Matron
Laura Dyer

Clinical Stroke Nurse Specialist
Hugo Gomes Varela”

Dr J Duffy, Dr L Sykes, Dr N Smyth, Dr M Ezad


Ward Telephone Number
01962 824940  or  01962 824941

Visiting and meal times

3pm - 8pm

All inpatient wards at Hampshire Hospitals have adopted John’s Campaign, which allows the carers of patients with dementia to stay in hospital with their loved ones if they wish.

Meal times
8.30am -9.15am
12.30pm - 1.30pm
5.45pm - 6.30pm

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