Stroke Awareness Campaign 2016

The 'Stroke' awareness campaign is now available  to download by clicking here or by visiting

Stroke occurs approximately 152,000 times a year in the UK; that's one every 3 minutes 27 seconds.

First-time incidence of stroke occurs almost 17 million times a year worldwide; one every two seconds.

It is the third largest cause of death, after heart disease and cancer.

The brain injuries caused by strokes are a major cause of adult disability in the UK.  Older people are most at risk of having strokes, although they can happen at any age – including in children.

                                                 Stroke Mortality Rate in Worcestershire 2008-2012

District Bromsgrove Malvern Hills Redditch Worcester City Wychavon Wyre Forest
No. of deaths 512 512 236 319 486 437
Rate (SMR) 127.8 133.2 101.7 104.8 93.4 112.2
Measured against England's average Worse Worse Similar Similar Similar Worse

This campaign will run throughout July and August.  

Please contact Sam, for further information

Samantha Roberts
Health and Wellbeing Information and Outreach Officer
Directorate of Public Health
Worcestershire County Council
County Hall, Spetchley Road
Worcester, WR5 2NP
Tel: 01905 846502 Mobile: 07730284649