Around 7,400 individuals will have a stroke in Wales each year, with 66,000 currently living with the after effects of a stroke. It is estimated that 70 % of stroke cases could be avoided.
Cardiff Metropolitan University has just launched Stroke Hub Wales (SHW) – a resource facility that will support and coordinate research, innovation and education programmes across Wales – part of the Welsh Government’s five-year strategy to tackle stroke in individuals of all ages.
The aim of SHW (www.stroke.wales) is to achieve a step-change in high-impact stroke research for the benefit of the health, wellbeing and prosperity of people in Wales. The hub will act as a resource for researchers, clinicians and allied health professionals across our NHS Trusts, University Health Boards and Universities. It will build on established relationships with Stroke Cymru and the British Heart Foundation.
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