Since 1996 the North Staffordshire Stroke Service has increased from 5 beds to 52 beds. With improved access to specialist acute stroke care and specialist rehabilitation less patients now die form stroke, and more recover well. These improvements have been funded by the local health economy. However, there is still  a lot to do, and additional funding will help us to buy more equipment and send more staff on specialist training courses.

Recent events/ purchases funded by donations:

Margaret Millington: 60 bought 17 new notes folders for ward 9

Stroll for Stroke: 60 used to buy 17 new observations folders for ward 10

730 Used to fund 2 physiotherapists to attend a course on functional electrical stimulation

626.94 for an electrical muscle stimulator for use in therapy December 2011

350 donated to the Acute Stroke Unit by Mr Eric Stanley, his family and the Bignall Cricket Club.

 If you would like to help please send a cheque payable to North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare Trust 'Stroke Fund' to:

Kathryn McCarron
Stroke Charitable Fund Fund Administrator
North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust
"Holly Lodge", 62 Queen's Road
Stoke-on-Trent ST4 7LH

If you would like to help in any other way please contact Dr Christine Roffe via this link to discuss possibilities. If you would like to help as a volunteer in developing services, supporting patients or in shaping stroke research please do not hesitate to contact Dr C. Roffe to discuss options.

Thank you very much for helping. There is still a lot to do, and any contribution, however little, will make a difference.

If you would like to apply for funding of of equipment, educational activities etc to the fund please email a completed application form to Kathryn McCarron (details above).

Fundraising via Stroll for Stroke:  312 (Oct 2011)
Other donations: 560 (Oct 2011)