Salford Royal celebrate World Stroke Day in style!

On Friday 27th October, Salford Royal Hospital hosted a World Stroke Day event to help draw attention to the condition. There were a wide range of charities, researchers and organisations with stalls along the main hospital corridor offering information about preventing and recovering from stroke and how research is developing in both of these areas.

The Stroke Association provided free blood pressure checks and advice about how to lower the risk of stroke, as well as displaying some beautiful artwork designed by their volunteers.

Rehabilitation charity BASIC showed how their services can help patients in their recovery after stroke and get back to doing what they enjoy.

Different Strokes had a stand raising awareness of strokes in young people; reminding the public that the condition does not exclusively affect the older population.

There were some wonderful research demonstrations from PhD students and senior researchers, who highlighted how their projects are improving treatment and recovery from stroke.

Connected Health Cities asked the public’s opinion on whether they would be willing to share their data to improve research and lives around the country and Citizen Scientist shared the benefits of being involved in research.

Staff and the public were also treated to a very moving performance by the Stroke Association Community Choir, who were fantastic as always. The day was a great success and a big thanks to everyone who gave their time to make the event so enjoyable.

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