In Wirral, we are lucky to have one of the country’s leading stroke services
Ward Sister Helen Aitken from the Acute Stroke Unit at Arrowe Park Hospital and Charge Nurse Mark Dillon from Clatterbridge Rehabilitation Centre are just two of the many people involved in delivering some of the highest quality stroke care in the region. They are also the Stroke fund Charity Champions for WUTH Charity and want to raise as much awareness as possible about the important role that donations play in enhancing care.
The importance of quick, high quality stroke care cannot be under-estimated and stroke survivors can fully recover and regain their quality of life with the right long-term care and support.
Sister Aitken said
“We are all very proud of the care we provide and work hard to maintain our strong reputation. The money raised through WUTH Charity’s Stroke fund helps in many ways, such as funding new equipment like therapeutic putties, which help with fine motor skills, special chairs to help people out of bed and specialist wheelchairs that all make a huge difference in terms of rehabilitation. Donations also help us to improve the environment for the families of patients at the end of their life, providing things such as fold-up beds or reclining chairs so that they stay at their relatives’ bedside.
“I hope that people consider us when they are doing any fundraising and look forward to sharing how WUTH Charity’s Stroke fund is making a difference to our patients.”