Thursday, 29 May 2008
Department of Health and Children
National Health Strategy
In September last year, Minister Harney established a Cardiovascular Health Policy Group to advise on how to prevent the occurrence of cardiovascular disease and stroke and improve services for individuals affected by these conditions. The National Audit of Stroke Care which was recently published by the Irish Heart Foundation with the support of my Department, has highlighted a number of areas where clinical care and the organisation of stroke services can be enhanced. The Audit has informed the work of the Cardiovascular Health Policy Group which is expected to report within the next few months.