A NEW Acute Stroke Unit is being opened at North Devon District Hospital in Barnstaple today (Wednesday) to coincide with Stroke Awareness Week. The 10-bedded unit will be opened by Sue Nyfield, a trustee of the Stroke Association. Stroke patients will no

A NEW Acute Stroke Unit is being opened at North Devon District Hospital in Barnstaple today (Wednesday) to coincide with Stroke Awareness Week.The 10-bedded unit will be opened by Sue Nyfield, a trustee of the Stroke Association.Stroke patients will now be assessed and treated by a multi-disciplinary team of nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, dieticians, speech therapists and doctors.Once stabilised, patients are transferred to Bideford Community Hospital for further specialist and intensive rehabilitation.