Tipperary stroke patients and families invited to talk in Limerick hospital

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Tipperary stroke patients and families invited to talk in Limerick hospital

Deirdre Devers, clinical specialist occupational therapist stroke; Dr Margaret O’Connor, consultant geriatrician and acute stroke lead and Nora Cunningham, advanced nurse practitioner, UHL

A free public lecture on services available to stroke patients at University Hospital Limerick takes place this Tuesday, May 22, at 6pm in the Clinical Education and Research Centre, UHL.

The series of lectures forms part of UL Hospitals Healthy Ireland programme, which commits the group to greater public engagement and more educational events.

Speakers are include: Michael Joy, patient experience; Dr Margaret O’Connor, consultant geriatrician and stroke lead, UL Hospitals Group; Nora Cunningham, advanced nurse practitioner stroke, University Hospital Limerick; Deirdre Devers, clinical specialist occupational therapist stroke, University Hospital Limerick

Members of the public who attend the lecture will leave with a better understanding of what to expect of stroke services UHL and also prevention strategies for the future stroke.

“Having a stroke is a devastating experience, the impact of which could be significantly reduced by public awareness of the disease and its treatment options including primary prevention, in patient acute management and secondary prevention” said Ms Cunningham.

The lecture will take place in the CERC Building beside the new Emergency Department / Critical Care Block at UHL. For ease of access, use car parks 2 and 3 if arriving by car.