The Department of Health (DOH) are to hold an “engagement event” in Fermanagh on the future of stroke services in Northern Ireland.

The public meeting will take place on June 19 at 7pm in the Killyhevlin Hotel. The DOH are asking people to register for the event to receive a ticket but it has been confirmed to the Impartial Reporter that a ticket is not necessary.

A DOH spokesperson said: “Tickets will not be required to gain entry on the night but it would be helpful to have people register.”

The event is one of a number of meetings being held across Northern Ireland in relation to proposals set forth by the DOH in consultations on the reshaping of breast screening and stroke services in Northern Ireland.

The meeting in the Killyhevlin is solely about the consultation into stroke services.

In a joint statement the Medical Directors of the five health Trusts in Northern Ireland have urged people to get involved in the consultation process:

“As Medical Directors we recognise that the current services are not meeting the needs of the population. We recognise the need for change to deliver the newer medical treatments which now offer much better outcomes for patients. Modern Medicine does not stand still and nor should we if we are to deliver the specialist care our population needs. We welcome the consultations on Stroke Services and Breast Assessment provision and urge the people of NI to contribute through informed debate to ensure that we continue to have safe, high quality and effective services both now and in the future.

To register for the event please visit