The Irish Heart Foundation Stroke Connect Service is for newly discharged stroke patients and all stroke survivors over 18 years of age who need practical and emotional support post-stroke.
The Stroke Connect Service provides eight weeks of phone support to help you continue your recovery as you return home from hospital after your stroke.
A health care professional will fill in the referral form with you. Or you can join the service by contacting the Irish Heart Foundation Nurse Support Line on 01 6685001 or emailing email@example.com (see referals form at bottom of page).
The Irish Heart Foundation Support Team will contact you to find out what is most important to you in your recovery. This is an assessment of your needs. You will receive support on a weekly basis.
The Stroke Connect Service aims to give you the information you need to help you live well after stroke and encourage you to work towards your recovery goals. Professional counselling may also be available if needed (up to six sessions).
If you have difficulty communicating after your stroke, you can nominate a family member for us to speak to on your behalf.
When you have finished the Stroke Connect programme, there are a range of short-term and longer-term supports available, depending on your needs. Your IHF coordinator will discuss these programmes with you.
I was going through a very difficult time after my stroke and the weekly calls from the Irish Heart Foundation Stroke Connect coordinator were a great support to me. I feel I benefited hugely from the service.
Excellent service provided for clients and carers by the IHF coordinators, nurses and counsellor. Your help greatly supported us. Many thanks to each and every one of you.