Recruitment for Service User and Carer Representatives, Hyperacute Stroke Project Board (HSPB) in Northern Ireland

Closed 12 Jun 2024

Opened 16 May 2024


The Department of Health believes that the introduction of Hyperacute Stroke Care in Northern Ireland (NI) will significantly improve outcomes for stroke patients in NI. The Hyperacute Stroke Project Board, chaired by the Department of Health, has been tasked with leading a process to enable the identification of a preferred Hyperacute Stoke Care Network. This will set out how many hospital sites should provide acute stroke services in the future and the best location for those sites.

In January 2024, the Project Board agreed the process by which the preferred Network will be identified. The process is based on three phases that will carefully consider each potential Network of Hyperacute Stroke Care leading to the identification of the best possible Network for NI. It is intended that this will result in the identification of a preferred Network by Summer 2025.

Why your views matter

The Department wants to recruit three people with experience of emergency hospital-based stroke services in Northern Ireland within the past 3 years either as a person with direct experience of stroke or as a carer of someone who has had a stroke to join the Project Board. This is an exciting opportunity to use your voice and experience of stroke to help shape the future of hospital-based stroke services.

Applications are invited from residents of Northern Ireland aged 18 or over with experience of hospital-based stroke services in Northern Ireland within the last 3 years as a stroke survivor or carer. Please use the link below to apply.

If you have any questions or if you need alternative formats or hard copies, please email and we will be happy to assist.

What happens next

Once  we reciev your application we will undertake a selection process using the information you have provided. Shortlisted applicants will then be invited to discusss the role further. 

We will inform successful applicants in July 2024.

All applications will be kept strictly confidential.


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