I have come to realise that in addition to the people who cared for me there were other people I do not know and have never met, who directly or indirectly, through stroke research of the past, have given me back a new, very different, but a positive and fulfilling life. We must continue this work with vigour for other patients that will follow me.
It is not about today, it is about tomorrow...
One in six people will have a stroke in their lifetime.
The impact of stroke in the UK takes a toll not just on the patient, but on family and friends and not insignificantly on the financial resources of an already stretched health service.
The National Impact of Stroke:
2011 Data, Office of the National Statistics,
Long Term survival after first-ever stroke: the Oxfordshire Community Stroke Project.
Dennis M S et al Stroke 1993 Jun: 24(6):796-800
In the East Midlands
- Our Population is 4.533 million
- Strokes per year amount to 9,700
- There are 88,000 people living with stroke In Nottingham City
- Strokes per year, 600 approx.
- People living with stroke 4,400
Ref 2011 Data, National Audit Office & Dr Masoud Solaymani-Dodran, University of Nottingham