Improving rehabilitation and reducing depression scores post stroke

Organisation : NHS Lothian, Ward 10, Liberton Hospital
Grant Amount : £ 1,390

Patients with large strokes have little or no sitting balance making it unsafe/impossible for them to sit in a wheelchair or armchair which results in patients spending long periods of time in bed.

The provision of two Tilt and Space Wheelchairs for the stroke rehabilitation ward would provide patients with the lateral support and backrest support to allow them to sit out of bed safely and for them to mobilise around/out of the ward safely with physiotherapists and family.