Director of the NHS Stroke Improvement Programme, Ian Golton, said:
'The Stroke Improvement Programme works with Stroke Care Networks
and services to improve the care for those experiencing this potentially devastation condition.
'We've learned that the most effective way to improve services is for them to work together, and to fully understand the needs of those for whom they care.
'Working with rural communities presents a particular challenge to adapt the services to provide the same high-quality care and support as you would receive if you lived next door to a hospital,' Mr Golton