Stroke survivor Mark Belsey
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Report: 'No long-term help' for stroke survivors

A report has found that many stroke survivors feel abandoned after they leave hospital and are being denied the chance to make the best recovery because of a lack of post-hospital care.

The Stroke Association review surveyed patients and carers across the UK and found some survivors went without regular assessments or had trouble seeing specialists.

The Department of Health admits there is work to be done, but says the government is focused on "driving up standards".

The BBC's health correspondent Branwen Jeffreys reports.

  • 01 May 2012
  • From the section Health
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