Blackpool Victoria Hospital is set to be extended with the new single storey unit
Proposals for a new stroke unit at Blackpool Victoria Hospital have taken a step forward after plans were submitted to the council.
Architects have drawn up a scheme which would see a new single storey building constructed in the south west of the hospital site, close to the existing stroke ward.
The proposed Stroke Ward Ambulatory Care Unit is part of wider proposals to improve the overall service offered to stroke patients on the Fylde coast. It will be an outpatient facility, supported by the adjacent inpatient stroke ward providing patient consultation, therapy spaces and supporting clinical and administration rooms for staff.
The site earmarked for the development is currently an empty internal courtyard. Facilities which will help stroke patients undergoing rehabilitation will include a waiting area and toilet, consultation and examination room, an occupational therapy room and a staff training room.
In April it was revealed Blackpool is to get an enhanced service for people who have suffered a stroke offering round-the-clock care, which medics say will improve their chances of recovery.