Network Annual Conference a roaring success (again!)

We hosted our fourth annual conference on the 4th March, attended by around 150 delegates from across the region (and beyond!). The day was a mix of talks and workshops covering a wide range of topics from pre-hospital care to life after stroke. We also had a poster competition that was very keenly contested!

Our keynote speaker Dr Terry Quinn (pictured right) shared his thoughts on measuring what is important to patients in stroke care, with other speakers presenting topics such as stroke and the Long Term Plan, Shared Lives scheme, oral healthcare, thrombectomy and the ambulance pathway.

The morning was brought alive by Mary who shared her moving experience of recovery after her stroke through art. She even drew a picture whilst at the conference (see main photo) and we hope to work with her and her husband again later in the year. The Stroke Association’s NW Community Choir also provided an uplifting start to the afternoon with a range of songs.

The afternoon featured workshops on Functional Neurological Disorder, Intracerebral Haemorrhage and how Bolton have implemented our community model. The day was also brightened by Emiritus Professor Pippa Tyrrell presenting our award bearing her name to Steve Cross (pictured left) from Stepping Hill Hospital for his contribution to stroke services.

Winners of our poster competition included Dan Street and the team at Royal Bolton Hospital’s Stroke Unit, Dr Ulrike Hammerbeck and colleagues from The University of Manchester and a speech and language therapist from East Lancashire NHS Trust.

You can download the slides from the day in our resource section (you must be registered and logged in to access, see top right of website).

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