This is a 14 bedded unit with separate bays for male and female patients and two side rooms.

You might need to be treated by any combination of our therapists, depending on how your stroke has affected you. Rehabilitation is a 24 hour process, not just when you are seeing the therapists, and the nurses will encourage you to practice your activities on the ward and to do what you can for yourself.

Once transferred to Chaucer Ward your rehabilitation will continue on from the acute stroke service as the therapists will transfer over your progress so far.


Depending on your needs, you will have access to:

  • The day room
  • The therapy gym
  • Hydrotherapy pool
  • Garden
  • Therapy kitchen
  • Local Tesco


What will happen during your stay on Chaucer Ward

  • You will have the opportunity to set personal rehabilitation goals, which are realistic and achievable up to a four week time-frame.
  • You will be able to have a family meeting to discuss your treatment plan, goals and discharge planning with your named therapists.
  • The Stroke Rehabilitation team (therapists, nurses and doctors) meet on a weekly basis to discuss your progress.
  • You will be provided with a timetable, detailing your therapy programme.
  • Chaucer ward provides a range of both individual and group therapy sessions.
  • If appropriate you will be able to access physiotherapy in the hydrotherapy pool.
  • If appropriate you may have the opportunity for a short period (such as a few hours) of leave from the ward with an appropriate carer or family member.
  • Depending on your individual circumstances you may require a visit to your home to ensure safe discharge.
  • You will be provided with the essential equipment for your safe discharge, including a referral for a wheelchair if necessary.
  • You will be able to attend the Ashford Stroke Klub (ASK), which provides education and fundraising for post-stroke care.