Stroke support group is formed

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A new group has been formed in Spalding to support patients who have suffered a stroke.

The group has its first meeting on Friday between 12pm-2pm at Johnson Community Hospital.

It has the backing of The Stroke Association and is open to families of sufferers as well as stroke victims.

A former stroke patient, who asked not to be named, said: “If anybody has had a stroke, there is not a lot of support in Spalding or Lincolnshire.

“We just want to offer some support and get people connecting with one another.”

• Each year in England more than 150,000 people suffer a stroke and it’s the third largest cause of death.