Date: Thursday 18th October
Location: Riddel Hall, 185 Stranmillis Road, Belfast BT9 5EE
Welcome to our Making a Difference Conference 2018.
This year we are focusing on Life After Stroke.
World Stroke Day 2018 is on Monday 29th October and the Stroke Forum for Europe has invited all organisations working in this field to focus on recovery and life after stroke, under the headline “Up Again After Stroke”.
As part of NICHS’s World Stroke Day activity, we will be focusing our annual conference on the work that we do with stroke survivors, from the perspective of NICHS’s Director of Care, a stroke consultant and stroke survivors themselves. We will be hearing from Billy Doherty, drummer with The Undertones, who had a heart attack followed by a stroke in December 2017. The event will also provide us with an opportunity to present our Volunteer Long Service and Special Recognition Awards.
Our conference will be followed at 1.45pm by our AGM which are welcome to attend.
A full agenda can be found below.
If you wish to attend Making a Difference 2018, please RSVP to Aoife Kelly on email@example.com or 028 9032 0184 by Thursday 4th October. Please indicate whether you have any dietary requirements or accessibility needs.
|1000||Conference Begins||Introduction from Sarah Travers|
|1005||Review of 2017/18 and vision for the next 5 years||Declan Cunnane, Chief Executive, NICHS|
|1020||Stroke Services in NICHS – Strategic Aims||Fiona Greene, Director of Care, NICHS|
|1040||Life after stroke – the consultant’s perspective||Dr Brian Gallen, Stroke Consultant, South West Acute Hospital|
|1120||Stroke Services in NICHS – Care Pathway||Fiona Greene, Director of Care, NICHS|
|1140||Stroke Services in NICHS – the stroke survivors’ perspective||NICHS service users interviewed by Sarah Travers|
|1210||Volunteer Long Service and Special Recognition Awards||Presented by Sarah Travers|
|1230||Heart attack and stroke – my story||Billy Doherty, Undertones’ drummer|
Directions to Riddel Hall, 185 Stranmillis Road, Belfast BT9 5EE
Approaching from Belfast city centre via University Road, pass Queen’s University main building and turn onto the Stranmillis Road at Botanic Gardens/Methodist College, pass the Ulster Museum on your left and continue past all the shops. You will pass Ridgeway Street on your left (Lyric Theatre) and almost immediately on the right you will see red brick gateposts and a gatelodge with black gates – this is the entrance to Riddel Hall. Car parking is available in the grounds of Riddel Hall.
Approaching from the River Lagan or Malone Road/Ulster Independent Clinic/Stranmillis Road (M1/Westlink) direction, you will come to a roundabout at Stranmillis College. Turn uphill (College to your left) towards the city centre. Riddel Hall will be the first entrance on your left. Car parking is available in the grounds of Riddel Hall.
Riddel Hall is on Metro bus route 8A. Get off at the first stop after Ridgeway Street, which is on the left just after St Bartholomew’s Church (on right) and walk back uphill to the Riddel Hall entrance on the other side of the road.