Experiencing a stroke is a severe medical emergency that requires immediate assessment and urgent treatment.
In the UK, stroke is the fourth leading cause of death and the primary cause of adult disability, resulting in huge impacts on people's independence and quality of life. Here in Wales, stroke affects around 1,600 people in the South-Central Wales area each year, with 3,200 seeking hospital care for suspected strokes.
We want to make sure that people who experience a stroke have improved outcomes and can enjoy the best life possible following a stroke. That means getting to the right stroke service quickly in the right place, and having access to effective rehabilitation and recovery support - known as the stroke pathway.
All parts of the stroke pathway for patients in Cwm Taf Morgannwg and Cardiff and Vale are being reviewed under a new regional programme called the South-Central Wales Stroke Delivery Network.
To ensure future services meet the needs of our population, we need your thoughts and ideas. We want to hear from patients, healthcare workers, and anyone who has a lived experience of stroke, or who cares about stroke care. So, if you or someone you care for has had a stroke, we want to hear your story by filling out this short form. Your experiences and ideas are really important. They can help us make care better for people like you.
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