Charity cycle for St. Luke's Hospital, Kilkenny Stroke Service

Charity cycle for St. Luke's Hospital, Kilkenny Stroke Service

The Cycle for St Luke’s Stroke Service organised by Kells Angels Cycling club, starts in Stoneyford Sunday, May 14 at 10am.

The St Luke’s stroke Service provides 24 hour emergency care for over 200 patients who suffer an acute stroke event each year in the Carlow-Kilkenny area.

This allows eligible patients to receive urgent clot busting medication or clot removal treatment to restore blood flow to the brain and promote recovery.

The service also coordinates multi-disciplinary rehabilitation with expert physiotherapist, occupational therapy, speech and language therapy, dietician and nursing input.

This care is provided in the acute stroke unit in St Luke’s hospital as well as our rehabilitation units in St Columba’s hospital Thomastown and the Sacred Heart Hospital Carlow.

The service also facilitates a “Stroke club” support group for stroke patients and their families.

All monies raised by the Cycle will go towards your Local Stroke Service.

Registration from 8.30am on the morning of the cycle in the Community Hall, 40km and 100km routes available.