Stroke Awareness Week: 29 September - 5 October
Stroke Awareness Week is a week-long awareness and fundraising campaign. The aims of Stroke Awareness Week are to:
- increase awareness of stroke and its devastating effects
- promote the benefits to be gained by incorporating physical activity into daily life
- increase knowledge about reducing the risk of suffering a stroke
- promote The Stroke Association and its work
To support this national awareness week, Stroke Nurses from St Mary’s Hospital will be at Marks and Spencer, Newport on Monday 30 September. They will be recording blood pressures and promoting exercise for stroke prevention.
They will also be promoting the imminent opening of the Stroke Unit at St Mary’s Hospital which will take place on Wednesday 6 November.
This year's week will continue the successful Let's get physical theme promoted last year. The idea is to focus on the importance of increasing the amount of physical activity people do in their everyday lives to reduce the risk of suffering a stroke.
Issue date: 25 September 2002
For further information, please contact the Communications Department, Isle of Wight NHS Primary Care Trust, St Marys Hospital, Newport, Isle of Wight PO30 5TG. Telephone number 01983-552003 (out of hours please contact the switchboard)