The Fermanagh Stroke Support Group’s doors are open to the public as they urge as many people as possible to contribute to the ongoing Stroke Consultation.

The support group will also be visiting towns and villages around the area in order to offer advice and guidance to the public.

The Department of Health has extended the public consultation process on proposals to reshape stroke services with the end date now set for July 18. The consultation includes six options on the future of stroke services in Northern Ireland with four of the six options seeing the ceasing of stroke services at South West Acute Hospital.

The Fermanagh Stroke Support Group’s premises is located on Cross Street, opposite the Buttermarket, in Enniskillen and will be open to the public from 11 am to 3:00pm from now until the end of the consultation period, with the exception of Tuesday and Sunday each week.

Internet access and hard copy forms of the consultation form will be available while volunteers will also be on hand to offer advice.

The Fermanagh Stroke Support Group is also planning to attend towns and villages throughout Fermanagh and Tyrone to offer advice to people wanting to know more information about the consultation.

At present several dates have been confirmed including:

Mahon's Hotel: Thursday, May 30: 6 to 9 pm

Fintona: Friday, May 17: 6 to 9 pm

Ederney Town Hall: Thursday, May 16: Noon to 3pm

Maguiresbridge St Mary’s Hall: 11am to 2pm

More dates will be added in the coming days.

Stephen McAloon, a spokesperson for the Fermanagh Support Group stated that it was important that people got involved in the consultation:

“We are urging as many as people as possible to complete the consultation. And we also encourage people to connect with us on Facebook where you can find us at www.facebook.com/saveSWAHstroke