‘Sinn Féin committed to transforming stroke services’ – South Down MLA

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Friday, September 22nd, 2017

South Down Sinn Féin MLA Emma Rogan said contributions from the public must be carefully considered by the Department of Health and the HSC in relation to improving stroke services.

Speaking to Newry Times, the South Down MLA said, “Improving stroke services must mean delivering better outcomes for all those who need stroke care across the north.



“Changes must be based on meeting fully the needs of stroke sufferers and those susceptible to stroke, and ensure that improved services are accessible in a time critical manner, to the whole community.

 “We all know that time is the single most crucial factor in determining whether someone lives or dies as a result of stroke. Responsive and timely ambulance services are particularly important in delivering improved stroke service,” she insisted.



“The contributions made by people at public meetings or through formal written submissions, must be carefully considered by the Department of Health and the HSC. Recently Sinn Féin submitted our response to the pre-consultation on improving stroke services.

“We are committed to transforming stroke services to achieve the best health outcomes for people, in line with Michelle O’Neill’s plan for transformation.



Emma added, “Real and effective transformation of stroke services can only be achieved by designing those services in partnership with the people who use and deliver them.”

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