The unit is one of three new rehabilitation centres across the north of Wales
A new post-stroke rehabilitation centre has opened in Caernarfon, and the local Member of the Senedd has visited the facility.
Siân Gwenllian MS represents the Arfon constituency in Senedd Cymru and has this week visited the unit which is said to be a game changer for those that have suffered from a stroke.
The new stroke rehab unit is open to patients at Ysbyty Eryri in Caernarfon and the health board hopes that it will aid the recovery of stroke patients.
It is one of three units in the north of Wales that provide rehabilitative care to patients.
The Consultant Therapist-led units’s holistic approach to recovery, assisted by a range of multidisciplinary specialists including Physiotherapists, Nurses, Doctors, Psychologists, Speech and Language Therapists, Dieticians and Occupational Therapists will give patients a high chance of recovery.
The unit was recently visited by Siân Gwenllian MS who represents the area in the Senedd:
“Strokes can have an adverse effect on so many aspects of an individual’s health, that’s why this unit’s comprehensive treatment is important. It gives patients a proper chance of recovery.
“There is a great focus on the long term rehabilitation, strengthened by a host of medical professsionals from different fields.
“I had the opportunity to meet one individual in particular.
“Peter Perkins of Amlwch was clearly emotional as he gave an account of the importance of this facility, and how grateful he was of their care.
“It gives people who have been through a traumatising experience hope for recovery and a new start.
“Furthermore, this happens within the community and closer to people’s homes, which is crucial.
“Personal independence is something that we often take for granted but something that we all wish for.
“This new facility in the town of Caernarfon goes a long way in helping stroke patients regain their independence and confidenece.
“I wish to thank the helath board and all the staff involved in this initiative for making a real difference to the lives of people in our area.”