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Councillor Debbie Coyle congratulates Stroke Unit on achievement

Published: 14 November, 2017

Sinn Féin Enniskillen Councillor Debbie Coyle has congratulated Professor Kelly and his team following the latest SSNAP Audit Report which gave our local Stroke Unit the highest grade in the North.

Councillor Coyle said,

"I am delighted that that the most recent SSNAP Audit has given our Stroke Unit a Grade A.

"This recognises the first class acute stroke services that Dr Kelly and his committed team have achieved. This is all the more remarkable given the immense pressure that is being put on our healthcare services by continued Tory austerity agenda.

"I and others attended a meeting last night with the Fermanagh Stroke Support Core Group and their guests from the HSCB. I asked them, in light of the recent SNAPP Audit, how they will consider this rating when bringing forward plans for the future of our Stroke Unit.

"The Board representatives said that they would take the findings of the audit on board. They were very impressed with the response from Fermanagh with regard to the consultation.

"Credit should be given to the Fermanagh Stroke Support Group who brought so many of us elected reps, Unison and other trade unions, and groups together to oppose the closure of our Stroke Unit together. This group handed in over 3000 responses to the recent pre-consultation."