Stroke Talk at Fairfield General – 22 March 2013 Friday 2.00pm – 3.00pm

 The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust is inviting staff, patients, the public and its members to attend a free Stroke Talk. A stroke is a serious medical condition that occurs when the blood supply to part of the brain is cut off. It is a medical emergency and prompt treatment is essential as the sooner a person receives treatment for a stroke, the less damage is likely to happen.

Stroke is the third most common cause of death in the UK and the single most common cause of severe disability. Every year over 150,000 people have a stroke and it is the third largest cause of death, after heart disease and cancer.

Smoking, being overweight, lack of exercise and a poor diet are also risk factors for stroke. Also, conditions that affect the circulation of the blood, such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, atrial fibrillation (an irregular heartbeat) and diabetes, increase your risk of having a stroke.

The Trust’s Stroke Unit at Fairfield General is one of two specialist Primary Care Stroke Centres which form a co-ordinated approach to stroke care across Greater Manchester. The event is free and is one of a series of ‘Medicine for Members’ events arranged to give the public and the Trust’s public members a greater insight into their local hospital and services.

To book a place contact on 01706 517302 or email


LOCATION :   Education Centre Fairfield General Hospital Bury
01706 517302  


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