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Photo of Northern Ireland health minister and Stroke Association team Barry and Joanne.

It’s been over two years since the Department of Health’s public consultation on improving stroke services in Northern Ireland closed. 

Yet we, and the approximately 19,000 people who responded to the consultation, are still waiting on the Health Minister to decide on the next steps for this important work. This is despite the Department themselves saying that our current model “fails users”. 

The variation in access to stroke units in Northern Ireland is unacceptable. Stroke survivors tell us they feel abandoned when they leave the hospital. We cannot wait any longer for vital change. 

People affected by stroke deserve to see action now in order to save lives and reduce disabilities from stroke. 

Read our letter to Northern Ireland Minister of Health, Robin Swann.

If you want to see progress with improving stroke services in Northern Ireland, please contact your local MLAs today.