Cheltenham General Hospital


Patients come to Woodmancote ward for specialist care following a stroke. This part of our stroke unit focuses on the rehabilitation phase of stroke care and HASU at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital specialises in the acute phase.

Patients who have had strokes are treated by a multidisciplinary team which specialises in stroke care. The core team consists of:

  • doctors
  • nurses
  • physiotherapists
  • occupational therapists
  • speech and language therapists
  • dietitians
  • therapy assistants
  • psychologists
  • social workers

Research has shown that stroke patients treated on a stroke unit do better than those treated on normal medical wards. Patients who are treated on a specialist stroke unit are more likely to:

  • survive the stroke
  • have fewer disabilities
  • be able to live independently

How to contact the ward

You and your family will be informed of the best time to telephone.

Telephone numbers: 0300 422 4475 until 3.30pm at weekends: 0300 422 4476, or call our main switchboard on 0300 422 2222 and ask to be put through to the ward.

It would be helpful if one member of your family telephones and relays the information to the rest of your family and friends.

Please note: Smoking is not permitted in any building or within the grounds of any of our sites. Information and support is available to any patients who wish to stop smoking. Nicotine Replacement Therapy is available to help reduce your cravings during your stay.

Free Wifi

Free Wifi is available on all our wards. If you have any difficulty accessing this, please speak to a member of ward staff.

Mealtimes and catering

With the exception of breakfast all meals are served from a hot trolley. You will be given a choice from a daily menu for all meals.

  • Breakfast: 8am
  • Lunch: 1pm
  • Supper: 6pm

Beverages: Served throughout the day.

The catering staff are an integral part of the meal delivery service at Cheltenham General Hospital. The staff are visible on the ward throughout most of the day, serving food, washing up and cleaning in the ward pantry as well as delivering stock. The catering staff are easily recognised by their uniform; royal blue polo shirts, navy blue baseball caps and trousers.

There are two restaurants at Cheltenham General. The Blue Spa Café is located at the front of the hospital in the Centre Block. The Glass House Café can be found in St. Paul's Wing. Read more about food and drink in our hospitals