On 5 May 2022, voters in Northern Ireland will go to the polls to elect the next Assembly. We’re asking the new government to make stroke a priority.
Stroke has slipped off the political agenda in Northern Ireland. Following the 2019 Reshaping Stroke Care consultation, the government committed to delivering more stable, sustainable stroke services that would enable better outcomes for patients by 2022. Unfortunately, these commitments have not yet been met and no revised targets have been provided.
What can you do?
No matter where you’re based, you can still play a part. If you're based in Northern Ireland, you can:
- Check out our new Campaigning in Northern Ireland page to read our manifesto and view our other campaign resources. A fully accessible version of the manifesto is available.
- Share our manifesto with the MLAs in your constituency. You can find their email addresses here. There will be more opportunities to share our manifesto with your candidates as more names are announced.
- If you haven’t already, join our Campaigns Network or encourage those you know to join and get involved.
If you live outside of Northern Ireland, you can:
- Encourage your connections in Northern Ireland to follow our Facebook, Twitter pages and share the manifesto with their local candidates.
What do we want to see?
We’re calling on the next Northern Ireland Assembly to:
- Urgently progress the commitments made in Reshaping Stroke Care and set out revised targets for achieving these commitments.
- Invest in and roll-out a new, long-term rehabilitation and support pathway to meet the needs of people affected by stroke.
- Improve the detection and treatment of major risk factors for stroke by investing in and implementing ambitious stroke prevention plans.
Thank you for helping to #MakeStrokeAPriority. If you've got any questions about our work, please email Laura Orr, our Public Affairs and Campaigns Officer for Northern Ireland.