Stroke and TIA Team

Stroke consultants:

Dr Stuart Weatherby, Dr Alex ShahDr Martin SadlerDr Azlisham Mohd Nor, Dr Mike O’Gara, Dr Omar Almasri, Dr Elizabeth Househam (Service Line Director), Dr Wei Lim, Dr Simon Edwards, and Dr Daniel Lashley (Merrivale ward Lead). 

The stroke consultant is responsible for your medical care. The consultant covers one week at a time and does a ward round on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. If you would like to speak to the ward consultant, our ward clerk can arrange this. The consultant is supported by a team of junior doctors.

Charge nurse:

Sister Jeanne Galvez. Jeanne is supported by a team of junior charge nurses, staff nurses and health care assistants.

Stroke specialist nurses:

Debbie Heath, Fleur Cousins, Miranda Sweet, Matt Hicks, Jason Hatwell and Kimberley Bond. You will see one of the stroke specialist nurses in the first few hours of transfer to the ward. They work very closely with the doctor to provide emergency care, such as thrombolysis, and referrals for Thrombectomy where necessary.


Craig Tucker (physiotherapist) is therapy lead for stroke. He is supported by a team of physiotherapists, occupational therapists and speech and language therapists, and received input form dieticians, social workers, and psychologists. The team includes Jacquie Jasper, lead speech and language therapist; Rebecca Long, lead occupational therapist; Carina Charnley and Alice Dallow, lead physiotherapists; Sarah Epps, lead stroke dietician.

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