Written answers

Thursday, 29 May 2008

Department of Health and Children

National Health Strategy

5:00 pm

Photo of Margaret ConlonMargaret Conlon (Cavan-Monaghan, Fianna Fail)
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Question 66: To ask the Minister for Health and Children when she will be in a position to implement the national strategy for stroke care. [21582/08]

Photo of Mary WallaceMary Wallace (Minister of State with special responsibility for Health Promotion and Food Safety, Department of Health and Children; Meath East, Fianna Fail)
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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.

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