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Stroke patient thankful for access to new treatment

Stroke patient thankful for access to new treatment
8th September 2010

A stroke patient has called for additional help to get a new treatment at her hospital taken full time.

Pat Harris experienced a stroke last month, but was lucky enough to arrive at the Royal Gwent Hospital at a time when the new thrombolysis treatment could be administered, according to the South Wales Argus.

The programme was introduced at the facility in April, but at the moment it is only available from Monday to Friday, between the hours of 09:00 and 17:00 BST.

Yet Mrs Harris believes that the treatment, which has done wonders for her recovery, should de made available to all no matter when they have a stroke.

She told the publication: "When I had my stroke I couldn't speak, my left side was bad, my hand and leg - but the treatment has been fantastic.

"My speech came back quickly, and I'm getting stronger everyday."

A man from Colchester recently showed his gratitude to the hospital that treated him after a stroke by buying £1,000 worth of new equipment for the facility, with the aid of his Rotary Club colleagues.

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