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The Department of Health in Northern Ireland is holding a series of public engagement events about their proposals to reshape stroke care services in NI.

There are five events, one in each of the five health trusts in Northern Ireland. They are part of the public consultation on reshaping stroke care services which will run until 19 July 2019.

These public engagement events are an opportunity for you to get involved, hear the latest up-to-date information on the proposals and share your views and opinions.

You can find out more and respond to the consultation on the Department of Health's website.

Stroke changes lives in an instant but with the right support, we know the brain can adapt and recovery is possible. The Department of Health wants to hear your views on their plans to reshape stroke services at public meetings in Belfast, Downpatrick, Enniskillen, Coleraine and Newry.

Stroke is a devastating condition that has a life-changing impact on individuals and their families. Reorganising stroke services in Northern Ireland will help all stroke patients get the specialist treatment and care they desperately need and spare more people from serious disability. Stroke can happen to anyone, of any age, at any time so it’s important that everyone has their say during this important consultation. I would like to encourage everyone to go along to the public meetings and respond to the consultation.

Brenda Maguire, Head of Influencing and Communications at the Stroke Association

The Reshaping Stroke Care public engagement events are taking place on:

- 17 June - Riddell Hall, Belfast

- 18 June - Downpatrick Race Course, Downpatrick

- 19 June - Killyhelvin Hotel, Enniskillen

- 1 July - Lodge Hotel, Coleraine

- 2 July - Canal Court Hotel, Newry

- 19 July - Killyhelvin Hotel, Enniskillen

- 22 July - City Hotel, Derry/Londonderry

- 24 July- Strangford Arms Hotel, Newtownards

All events start at 7 pm.

To find out more and register your place, please visit the Department of Health website

For further information on the Reshaping Stroke Care consultation in Northern Ireland, contact Brenda Maguire on 02890 508020 or