Review of Stroke Rehabilitation Services

County Durham and Darlington Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) and County Durham and Darlington Foundation Trust are currently reviewing community provision for stroke.

The review will look at the current pathway which includes the specialist stroke rehabilitation provision at Bishop Auckland Hospital, as well as rehabilitation provision outside the hospital in the community.

The engagement activity will run from Thursday 4 October 2018 until Friday 30 November 2018.

The CCGs would like to hear from patients who have experienced a stroke and / or their families/carers and would like to give us their views of their experience of the rehabilitation services.

How to get involved

You can get involved by completing a survey at


If you are an organisation/group and have any forthcoming meetings, which will include stroke patients, families/carers, which are due to be held within the engagement period, we would like the opportunity to attend, to gather views and discuss the review. Could you please email or call 0191 371 3245, with details to arrange attendance.

This will help the CCGs provide a service that delivers care closer to home where possible, and more continuity of care.

Please find below the stakeholder briefing, which provides background and further information on this review.

Stroke Stakeholder Briefing

A second phase of engagement is planned and details of that will be published here soon.