Stroke information at King’s Mill Hospital event

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An estimated 150,000 people each year in the UK suffer a stroke with approximately 6,000 coming from the East Midlands. Now two local NHS organisations are coming together to offer more information about the medicine of stroke and how the NHS helps patients recover.

Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and East Midlands Ambulance Service will jointly hold a ‘Stroke Services event’ at King’s Mill Hospital’s Education Centre on Thursday 9th June 6.00-7.30pm, with tea and coffee available from 5.30pm.

You will be able to find out what happens when you have a stroke, learning about the 999 response and your journey in hospital. Hear more about the support available following a stroke and how you can help to prevent a stroke occurring in the first place. A panel of experts will also be available to answer your questions.

Sally Fletcher is a Stroke Specialist Nurse at King’s Mill Hospital and will be part of the team presenting the event. She said: “Strokes can have an effect on anyone – whether healthy or unwell – but there are still a number of ways to reduce your chances of suffering a stroke and this will be a part of the evening’s discussions.

“There will also be lots of information on how the NHS works to help people recover from a stroke. This event is a must for anyone in the local area with an interest in stroke medicine or experience with stroke and I would urge people to come along.”

To book a place at the event call 01623 622515 extension 3575 or email membership.sherwoodforest@sfh-tr.nhs.uk