Stroke Health Integration Team launch and drop-in

Date: 15 November 2018
Time: 2pm - 7pm
Cost: Free

Join us as we launch the Bristol Health Partners Stroke Health Integration Team (HIT) in partnership with Rosetta Life, Bristol After Stroke and the Stroke Association.

Register via eventbrite and drop in any time between 2-7pm to find out more about the new Stroke HIT.

Hear from Richard Lyle about plans for transforming stroke services in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire (BNSSG). He will be speaking at 2.30pm and again at 5.30pm. Richard is Associate Director for Service Redesign at BNSSG Clinical Commissioning Group. Also hear about how the Stroke HIT has been supporting the review of local stroke services and our vision for the HIT's role for the future.

Local boxer Dan Sarkozi, who experienced a stroke at the age of 28 just before the biggest fight of his career, will be at the event. He is campaigning to get patent foramen ovale (PFO) closure operations funded by the NHS, including a UK Parliament petition. PFO is a type of congenital hole in the heart. Holes in the heart are the leading cause of stroke among younger people.

The Stroke HIT works with local partners to prevent strokes and improve the lives of people affected by stroke in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire. Hear about our work, be inspired, tell us what you think - and maybe even join the team! Email to find out more about us.

Highlights of the launch day include:

  • Photo exhibition by people affected by stroke
  • Virtual reality demonstrations
  • The premiere of the film Getting Home which follows local stroke survivors on their road to recovery
  • Market place – local support, activities and research showcase
  • Stroke Ambassadors’ café
  • Presentation: What is the Health Integration Team? At 2.30pm and again at 5.30pm
  • Update on the local Stroke Care Pathway review
  • Rapid presentations – what the HIT does: improving care; education and training; research and evaluation

As part of the launch event we are holding a photo exhibition. If you've been affected by stroke, please send in photos of what makes you smile and has helped during recovery. It could be a special place, people or things that have inspired you.

To submit a photo for the exhibition, please contact Emily Dodd on or 0117 328 7496.

Event address: Circomedia
Portland Square
Contact information: Name: Molly Dexter
Telephone: 0117 331 4072
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