Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Stroke Care: public workshop in Cleator Moor on Tuesday

The Stroke Services Working Group of North Cumbria NHS's Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is holding a number of public workshops about the provision of care for stroke patients.

The next one is in Cleator Moor Civic Hall and Masonic Centre, Jacktrees Road, Cleator Moor, CA25 5AU from 2pm to 4pm on Tuesday 19th June 2018.

This is not a consultation about whether or not a Hyper-Acute Stroke Unit should be set up at the Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle. That public consultation has already taken place, eighteen months ago. That was one of the questions asked during the massive public consultation exercise which took place in late 2016 about all the "Success Regime" proposals, and following that consultation the decision was taken by the CCG in March 2017 that such a stroke unit should indeed be set up.

This is a workshop held as part of the "working together" programme of meetings to discuss issues of concern with the community and how they can be addressed. It will be facilitated by the Stroke Association.

Emerging themes from similar workshops held so far have included:

  • The acute phase of the stroke lasts for a short time and the implication and recovery / living life after stroke lasts much longer
  • Concerns about travel for people in west Cumbria
  • Concerns about people in south Copeland / travel times
  • Acknowledging we deserve a modern service 24/7
  • Opportunity to promote prevention and FAST
  • Opportunity to refresh and develop information for people after a stroke which could be ICC specific
  • Pressures on staff within the system at the moment
  • Organisations like the Stroke Association need more support

Details of "working together" meetings on the subject of stroke care and of the activities of the Stroke Services Working Group can be found on the CCG website here.

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