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Alberta gives $22.5M for stroke treatment

<p>Stroke survivors and sufferers will soon receive more help on the road to recovery after the provincial government provided $22 million towards stroke care.</p>




Stroke survivors and sufferers will soon receive more help on the road to recovery after the provincial government provided $22 million towards stroke care.





Through the Alberta Provincial Stroke Strategy (APSS), the Alberta government invested a total of $22.5 million over the next three years to support new and existing programs to improve stroke prevention and care.





Local 51-year-old survivor Lori Beaver experienced a stroke in 2003 and told Metro an initiative like this is invaluable to those who have suffered from strokes.





“It’s a great thing to have for people who have had to go through the painful and long process. It’s such an extensive recovery process and something like this will speed up the recovery time for the sufferer,” she said.





Dr. Michael Hill, director of the stroke unit at the CHR, said the announcement makes it possible for the region to offer high-quality programs.




krista.sylvester@metronews.ca

 
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