In March 2019, the Department undertook a public consultation on proposed commitments to reform stroke services set out in the consultation document ‘Reshaping Stroke Care: Saving Lives, Reducing Disability’. The consultation outlined the challenges within stroke services and sought views on how those services should be reshaped to improve stroke care. Over 19,000 responses to the consultation were received. Further information on the consultation, including the Consultation Analysis Report is available here https://www.health-ni.gov.uk/reshaping-stroke-care.
On 20th June 2022, the Department published a Stroke Action Plan and accompanying Equality Screening and Rural Impact Assessment, setting out a range of actions to be taken forward to improve stroke services.