"Receiving specialist Speech and Language Therapy after a stroke"

About: Nottingham West / Community stroke team

(as a carer),

Had a stroke in 2011 and came out of hospital after 3 months - March 2012. I was detailed a lovely committed lady - Speech and Language Therapist Margaret Metcalfe who helped me from that time on to now. She was very patient and the care I received was first class. She helped improve my swallow. She provided numerous stimuli, puzzles and written work to help me to regain my speech as well as spoken words and phrases and sentences. She also liaised very closely with my GP. She marked my homework and gave me incentives to work on instead of my vegetating. I consider myself very fortunate to have had such good care and to work with such a professional lovely lady as Margaret. I know that I improved because of her dedication, professionalism, expertise and experience and above all because she believed in me to do better. Thank you.

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Response from Chris Greensmith, Team Leader, Community Stroke Team, County Health Partnerships

Thank you Ebby for taking the time to talk about your experience of the service you received. The community stroke team always values feedback from service users.

Thank you for your kind comments about the support you received from Margaret. I will pass them on to her.

Thank you again for taking the time to contribute to patient opinion. We as a team are keen to ask our patients and carers for their views on our service.

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