Drop-in stroke sessions ‘working round the clock’

THE Fermanagh Stroke Support Group will be working round the clock in the coming weeks, offering drop-in and local sessions across the county in response to the SWAH stroke unit consultation.
As many people as possible are urged to avail of the drop in service, or attend their local session, to ensure as strong a response as possible to the Department of Health’s reforming
stroke services consultation, which is ongoing.
“We ran a great campaign which the public and elected representatives came in behind during the pre-consultation process.
“We would like to take this opportunity to thank people for the tremendous response and support at that time which has ensured that SWAH features in the current options,” said a spokesman.
“We are now at full consultation stage and we need to ensure an even stronger response.
“We must retain our fantastic stroke unit here in Enniskillen as well as ensuring that everybody, regardless of their location, has fast access to life-saving services.”
They added: “We will have volunteers on hand daily at the Fermanagh Stroke Support Group office to offer advice and assistance in responding to the consultation.
“We have internet access to enable
online completion of the consultation as well as blank forms which people
can complete, and we would encourage people to take five minutes and
Stating confirmation on the facilitation sessions were currently being confirmed and would be announced in due course, the spokesman said the aim was to ensure local voices were heard.
“Life-saving treatment and rehabilitation outcomes depend on the time it takes to access treatment following a stroke,” they said.

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