West Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper is supporting Action on Stroke Month this May to help raise awareness of stroke and let stroke survivors and families know that support is available. MP Rosie joins hundreds of individuals, health care professionals, hospitals, companies and celebrities who are all supporting Action on Stroke Month.
A stroke is a brain attack which happens when the blood supply to the brain is cut off, caused by a clot or bleeding in the brain. Around 150,000 people have a stroke in the UK every year and it is the leading cause of severe adult disability.
MP Rosie said:
“Stroke has a major impact on the lives of people in West Lancashire.
“I am passionate about improving stroke services and improving outcomes for patients. I was disappointed by the care my father received when he had a stroke, and want to do everything I can so other patients and their families can have a more positive experience and better results.
“I believe it is vital that we increase awareness of stroke and the help and support available to those affected by it, this is why I’m supporting this year’s Action on Stroke Month.”
Jon Barrick, Chief Executive of the Stroke Association said:
“Stroke leaves survivors and families shocked, shaken and anxious as their lives are often irreversibly changed in an instant. There are over one million stroke survivors living in the UK and with an ageing population this figure is only set to increase. Action on Stroke Month is about reaching out to everyone affected by stroke and letting them know we’re here for you.”