Thursday, 5 March 2020
Department of Health
802. To ask the Minister for Health the progress of the publication of the new five-year stroke strategy; the timeline for the publication of the strategy; the reason for the delay; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [3574/20]
The HSE National Clinical Programme for Stroke has been in place since early 2010 and has been instrumental in the re-organisation of stroke care in Ireland. The vision of the programme is a modern comprehensive and integrated care pathway for all stroke patients using the best available medical evidence.
Building on the success of the last 10 years, the National Clinical Programme for Stroke is currently completing a new five-year programme of work that will focus on the following four pillars of stroke care:
- Acute Care and Cure
- Rehabilitation and Restoration
- Education and Research
On its completion I look forward to working with the HSE on this important programme of work.