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Community Stroke Specialist Nurses

The stroke specialist nurse’s role is to support the stroke survivor following discharge from hospital. They will look at medications for the patient; follow up investigations, link into rehabilitation services via the intermediate care team, providing access to Stroke Association services and local support groups, other health services and social services. The stroke survivor will always be known to the Stroke Specialist Nurse and will have the opportunity for review on discharge, at six months and yearly. 

Awaiting recruitment

Stroke Specialist Nurse - Ashford and Tenterden


Westview Integrated Care Centre
Plummer Lane
TN30 6TX 

  • Office tel: 01580 261546



Mala Rai

Stroke Specialist Nurse - Canterbury, Whitstable, Herne Bay and Sandwich 

Intermediate Care Team
Exchange House
Lakesview International Business Park
CT3 4NH 

  • Office tel: 03007 900389

Nicolette Ummatt

Stroke Specialist Nurse - Shepway, Deal and Dover

Intermediate Care Team
Dover and Deal Intermediate Care Team

Dover Health Centre
Maison Dieu Road
CT16 1RH

Office tel:

Deal/Dover patients: 01304 865310

Folkestone patients: 01303 854451


Maggie Cannon

Stroke Specialist Nurse - Thanet

Intermediate Care Team
Westbrook House
150 Canterbury Road
CT9 5DD 

  • Office tel: 01843 254134

Stroke Association Family and Carer Support Coordinators

The family and carer support worker is a service that gives practical information and emotional support to the families and carers of people who have had a stroke. The service helps families, and those who live alone, prepare for the changes that inevitably happen because of a stroke and helps them to cope both practically and emotionally. This is a service available in the community, however they also provide support to each of the stroke units.

Ashford and Shepway

Richard Stevens Ward, William Harvey Hospital

Ruma Kinkead-Weekes



Olwen Shaw



Kingston Ward, Kent & Canterbury Hospital

Jacqui White


Fordwich Ward, Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother Hospital 

Jan Fletcher


South Kent Coast (Folkestone and Dover)

Fordwich Ward, Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother Hospital 

Helen Evans


Useful links

Further information for support after discharge can be found in our Neuro Support Directory.

The Stroke Association

Different Strokes


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