Martin Whitfield MSP has attended a Stroke Association exhibition event at the Scottish Parliament and given the charity’s vital work his full support.

The exhibition gave MSPs the opportunity to find out more about stroke policy in Scotland, how they can work with the Stroke Association to support and drive forward improvements in treatment and care and also receive a personalised constituency profile.

Speaking after visiting the charity’s exhibition, Martin Whitfield MSP said: 

“I was pleased to find out more about the work of the Stroke Association in Scotland at their exhibition at Holyrood earlier this month. Stroke is Scotland’s leading cause of disability, striking around 10,000 people every year. Around two-thirds of stroke survivors leave hospital with disabilities, which can be complex and life-changing.

“There are more than 128,000 people in Scotland currently living with the effects of their stroke, including some 19,200 in the South Scotland region. This highlights the vital importance of having the right advice, support and services in place to ensure everyone affected by stroke can receive the help they need, when they need it.”

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