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Table 3 Community service availability

From: Community-based post-stroke service provision and challenges: a national survey of managers and inter-disciplinary healthcare staff in Ireland

Discipline Waiting list? Waiting time Therapy duration Long-term access to service
  Yes No    
PHN *   None Based on need Based on need
Physiotherapy   0–11 months Typically 6–12 weeks Limited
Occupational therapy   0–4 months Variable (from 2 visits to service based on need/disability Very limited
Speech & Language   Assessment: 1–3 months; Therapy: 3–9 months Variable (from 6 weeks to service based on need) Rarely
Social work N/A   Service virtually unavailable N/A Rarely
Dietetics N/A   Service virtually unavailable N/A No
Psychology N/A   Service virtually unavailable N/A No
  1. *PHN = Public Health Nurse.