Table 1.

Recommended staffing levels for acute and hyperacute stroke units

PT WTE/5 bedOT WTE/5 bedSLT WTE/5 bedPsy WTE/5 bedsDietn WTE/5 bedNurse WTE/1 bedConsultant physician
HASU0.730.680.340.20.152.924/7, min 6 rota
ASU0.840.810.400.20.151.355 days ward rounds
  • ASU = acute stroke unit; Dietn = dietician; HASU = hyperacute stroke unit; OT = occupational therapy; Psy = psychologist; PT = physiotherapy; SLT = speech and language therapy; WTE = whole-time equivalent