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The Stroke Association Teams Up With CarelineUK For Emergency Alarm Monitoring Partnership

May 08, 2017

The Stroke Association has joined a partnership that will see leading telecare response service CarelineUK provide personal emergency alarms and monitoring services to stroke survivors.

The partnership will mean that from 23 March 2011 people at risk of having a stroke can press a button, either on a wristband, neck pendant or fixed base unit, and be connected to CarelineUK's team of highly trained operatives instantly.

CarelineUK's alarm response centre is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, and dealt with over 1.5 million calls in 2010.

This new collaboration will give The Stroke Association a vital tool in its mission to help the 150,000 people in the UK who have a stroke or mini stroke, also known as a transient ischaemic attack or TIA, every year.

Stroke is the largest single cause of severe disability and the UK's third biggest killer, costing the economy an estimated £7 billion .

The Stroke Association's Commercial Ventures Manager, Monika Milne says, "It is essential stroke survivors are supported as they recover, services such as CarelineUK's emergency alarm monitoring gives them peace of mind and reassurance both in the early stages of rehabilitation and beyond."

Carl Atkey, Head of CarelineUK said, "This partnership means people helped by The Stroke Association can summon help at the push of a button.

"That knowledge gives them reassurance, and in turn, the ability to remain independent during a difficult time in their lives."

CarelineUK will also donate funds to The Stroke Association for each personal alarm service taken out.

The Stroke Association