Mark Belsey
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Stroke survivor Mark Belsey 'abandoned' by services

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, a report suggests.

The Stroke Association review surveyed patients and carers across the UK and found survivors were facing a struggle, with some going without regular assessments or having trouble seeing specialists.

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

Mark Belsey describes how he felt after his community neurological team stopped coming to see him 12 weeks after his stroke.

  • 01 May 2012