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Weʼre raising £5,000 to campaign in memory of Colin Rogers for 24-7 access to clot removal treatment for Welsh stroke victims

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***Update - please sign our petition to the Welsh government here: https://www.assembly.wales/en/gethome/e-petitions/Pages/petitiondetail.aspx?PetitionID=1538

We are raising money to start a campaign in memory of Colin Rogers so that others can get the lifesaving treatment he was denied. Up to 500 people a year in Wales may die or be left profoundly disabled because of a lack of availability of a stroke treatment called endovascular thrombectomy - an x-ray guided operation where the clot causing the stroke is removed. This has to be done within 24 hours or it is too late.

Colin died at the age of just 55 from a massive basilar artery stroke. He would have been suitable for the treatment (although there was no guarantee of it’s success) but family were told that this treatment is unavailable for Welsh patients on the weekend. During the week there is an arrangement for stroke victims to be transferred to Bristol for treatment if there are beds available. There often aren’t. Colin was taken ill on Sunday morning.

Colin is not the only person to have died because of this ’postcode lottery’ and this is not a new problem. We want to change this. We want to raise awareness and campaign for equal access for patients, such as Colin, who will die or live a profoundly disabled life without treatment. We want to make a difference so that people are not failed by the system as Colin was.

Colin was the beloved husband of Ellen, father of Callum and Brogan, grandfather of Henry, brother of Kath, Mike, Des and Ruth, uncle of Hannah, Tim and Lyra. Colin was a dedicated mental health nurse caring for people with psychiatric and neurological injuries. He dealt every day with the devastating effects of stroke for Welsh people. We want to use his death to help to treat patients so that they don’t suffer in this way.

If anyone has contacts who may be able to help with the campaign, please get in touch at colinrogers.campaign@hotmail.com. Please consider writing to your local MP/Assembly Minister about the issue.

You can read more about the issues and treatment here:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-41469141

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2019/feb/03/scandal-of-stroke-patients-left-disabled-by-lack-of-specialists?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

https://www.stroke.org.uk/sites/default/files/1718.149b_-_psp_-_thrombectomy.pdf

Depending upon the success of the campaign, costs may remain low. Any remaining money will be donated to The Stroke Association in Colin’s name. You can find more information about their work at www.stroke.org.uk

You can find out how the campaign is progressing here https://colinrogerscampaign.home.blog/

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  • Hannah Fox2 months ago
    Hannah Fox

    Hannah Fox

    2 months ago

    Blog update here: https://colinrogerscampaign.home.blog/

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  • Hannah Fox2 months ago
    Hannah Fox

    Hannah Fox

    2 months ago

    Great news for the campaign! Ann Clwyd is going to be raising the lack of thrombectomy availability in Wales in Parliament! Please sign the petition if you haven’t already and share it with anyone you can: https://www.assembly.wales/en/gethome/e-petitions/Pages/petitiondetail.aspx?PetitionID=1538

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  • Hannah Fox3 months ago
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    Hannah Fox

    3 months ago

    Thanks for all your donations. We’re making progress behind the scenes. Our campaign is due to be raised at First Minister’s questions any day now. We’ve had a response from the Health Minister - still campaigning on this one. Will keep you posted! Would be grateful if you could share the petition on social media - every signature counts, and you don’t need to be Welsh/live in Wales to sign. https://www.assembly.wales/en/gethome/e-petitions/Pages/petitiondetail.aspx?PetitionID=1538

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  • Alison Jenkins

    Alison Jenkins

    Aug 18, 2019

    Such a lovely guy much missed x

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    Helen Jones

    Jul 10, 2019

    From staff and friends at Andover and Ucan. Good luck!

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    May 31, 2019

    Love from Auntie Gwenfor and Uncle Bryan x

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