Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - OPINION - SAN­DRA FIELD Re­gional Head of Op­er­a­tions in the South East

I’M writ­ing to thank the peo­ple of South East Coast for show­ing their sup­port for peo­ple af­fected by stroke and sign­ing our pe­ti­tion.

Our Gov­ern­ment’s cur­rent stroke strat­egy is com­ing to an end and the Gov­ern­ment has no plans to in­tro­duce a new one. With­out this, lives could be at risk. The Stroke As­so­ci­a­tion is cam­paign­ing for a new Na­tional Stroke Strat­egy. It’s time for A New Era for Stroke, to en­sure that when stroke strikes, sur­vivors get the care and sup­port they need to re­build their lives. Stroke sur­vivors in the South East have told us they feel aban­doned when they leave hospi­tal and do not have ac­cess to the vi­tal sup­port they need to help with their re­cov­ery. We need your sig­na­ture to make sure these voices are heard.

We’re in­cred­i­bly grate­ful to ev­ery­one who has lent their sup­port to our cam­paign. We need just over 150 sig­na­tures per con­stituency be­fore the Gov­ern­ment will de­bate this is­sue in Par­lia­ment.

I urge you and your fam­ily and friends to sign the Stroke As­so­ci­a­tion’s pe­ti­tion by vis­it­ing new­er­aforstroke.

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