Physio Success at Life After Stroke Awards


Nicola Moran, Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist at the Royal Victoria Hospital, received the Professional Excellence Award at the recent Northern Ireland Life After Stroke Awards which took place recently in the Stormont Hotel, Belfast as part of Action on Stroke month.

Tom Richardson, Northern Ireland Director, Stroke Association comments; “Nicola has been instrumental in driving the development of neuro-physiotherapy and stroke services within the Belfast Trust across acute and community services. In particular the continuing professional development of the new graduate practitioners and undergraduate level. Nicola also has considerable input into the ongoing development of the new stroke unit at the Royal Victoria Hospital. An exemplary clinician, Nicola is passionate about ensuring patients receive the optimal amount of therapy required to achieve the best possible outcomes. Often on the ward long past her work time, Nicola is wholly dedicated to ensuring stroke survivors receive the right level of care and is a highly deserving winner of this year’s Professional Excellence award.”

Health Minister Edwin Poots said; “The Stroke Association’s Life After Stroke Awards demonstrates the excellent work across Northern Ireland to help support stroke sufferers and their families. They recognise the accomplishments of people who have been affected by, or who have had a stroke, overcoming personal challenges. The awards also give well deserved recognition to individuals and groups across the community who do so much to help stroke sufferers maximise their rehabilitation and recovery.”

Tom Richardson adds; “Around 34,000 people across Northern Ireland are currently living with the effects of stroke and each one is an inspiration to us all. May is Action on Stroke Month which focuses this year on raising awareness of mini-strokes or TIAs throughout Northern Ireland. The Life After Stroke Awards is such a significant event for us as it not only highlights how stroke can affect anyone at any age, but also the impact stroke can have on families and carers.”

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