This event is specifically for any person who has lived experience of a stroke, a carer or loved one who has supported someone through a stroke and those organisations who work with and/or represent those most likely to have been affected by a stroke.
By attending this event our hope is that you are open to the idea of continuing to engage with us as part of a hyper acute stroke stakeholder reference group and are willing to join future meetings as this programme of work develops.
We would like those with insight or direct experience of a stroke to join us for this 90 minute conversation which will seek to uncover what matters most to those who have experienced hyper acute stroke services so as we improve hyper acute stroke services here in Somerset we ensure that they are fit for the future.
Our clinician colleagues leading this piece of work will share an update on progress undertaken on this programme of work focussing on the first 72 hours of care after a stroke. We will then invite open conversation that will continue to discuss those first 72 hours informed by experience to understand what is most important for us to have heard as we continue the work.
In 2019 a review of the current configuration of stroke services was carried out. One of the key recommendations from the stroke strategy was to develop options around Hyper Acute Stroke Unit (HASU) in Somerset.
Hyper Acute Stroke Units are where you are cared for up to the first 72 hours (or sooner if medically stable) after having a stroke when you need more specialist 'critical' care.
The vision is to ensure stroke patients in Somerset will receive timely acute interventions and receive access to world-class services, regardless of where they live'.
A key part of this work is listening to the views of people with lived experience of stroke to understand their experience and ensure the programme responds to what matters most to those people the service treat.
We are looking for a number of individuals and organisations to join our stroke stakeholder reference group. This reference group will be made up of a range of individuals and organisations with direct experience of stroke. The group will help to provide feedback on our developing solutions and offer their perspectives on how we can inform and engage local people in the hyper acute stroke public consultation, expected to take place later this year.
To sign up for this online event please click here