Lack of Stroke Support Services Highlighted.

Campaigner asks whether stroke ia 'poor relation' when it comes to funding of support services.


A Stroke Awareness Event that has taken place in Clonmel today, was asked whether it is acceptable that sufficient services for those who have suffered a stroke are not widely available in Co Tipperary.

Martin Quinn pointed out that South Tipperary General Hospital does not have its own dedicated stroke nurse, while the south of the county also lacks a fully funded and supported stroke support group. He has also referred to deficits in acute rehabilitation units in the county.

All of these are matters that were raised at a public meeting at the Clonmel Park Hotel, which started this morning and comes to an end this lunchtime.

It was organised by the South Tipperary Stroke Communication Group in association with the Irish Heart Foundation and was attended by the Minister of State for Local Government and Electoral Reform, John Paul Phelan.