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Views sought on stroke services in Redbridge

PUBLISHED: 11:38 17 March 2016 | UPDATED: 11:38 17 March 2016

Embargoed to 2100 Thursday November 19
File photo dated 03/10/14 of a patient in hospital, as new research has discovered stroke patients are more likely to regain their cognitive functions if they speak more than one language.

Embargoed to 2100 Thursday November 19 File photo dated 03/10/14 of a patient in hospital, as new research has discovered stroke patients are more likely to regain their cognitive functions if they speak more than one language.

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Residents are encouraged to have their say on plans to improve stroke rehabilitation services in the community before the consultation ends on April 1.

GPs are asking people for their views on the plans, which aim to change the way patients recover.

Dr Sarah Heyes, clinical director for stroke at Redbridge Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), said: “Advances in stroke care have given people faster access to specialist doctors and clot-busting drugs, which saves hundreds of lives each year and reduces the after-effects of a stroke for many patients.

“This means more people than ever before have a chance to make a good recovery and go on to lead a full life, so it’s vital that our rehabilitation services are set up in the best way to help people do this.

“We’ve come up with a proposal we think will do this, so now we’d like people in Redbridge to let us know their views.”

If you have suffered a stroke, or care for someone who has, share your views at redbridgeccg.nhs.uk.


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