Irish Heart New Stroke Manifesto Launch
Irish Heart launched a new Stroke Manifesto setting out a 12 point blueprint to eliminate preventable death and disability without increasing the overall cost of stroke to the State in Buswells Hotel, Dublin.
Chris Macey, Head of Advocacy with Irish Heart, officially unveiled the Manifesto and the launch was addressed by National Stroke Programme lead Professor Joe Harbison whol discuseds how stroke outcomes are now deteriorating and costs increasing in the face of persistent service deficits and a rapidly increasing rate of stroke in Ireland.
TV presenter Brendan Courtney also talked about access to homecare and the need to reform a system that is failing to meet the needs and wishes of stroke survivors.
The Manifesto was compiled by Irish Heart in conjunction with its Stroke Council which is made up of all the representative bodies providing stroke care in Ireland.