Ireland East Hospital Group and Thrombosis Ireland invite you to Hop on the BIG RED BUS and help us to STOP the CLOT! This important Roadshow is designed to create Awareness & Educate our Healthcare Professionals in Hospitals and the Community as well as our Patients & their Families. Venous Thromboembolism or VTE claims more lives than breast and prostate cancer, and motor vehicle accidents together andis reported to be the leading cause of hospital-associated death and direct maternal death in developed countries.
VTE is a blood clot that forms in the veins and can travel in the circulation, lodging in the lungs AND it can be fatal. Blood Clots are reported to be the number one cause of preventable death in hospitals, ahead of infection & pneumonia with 1 in 4 people dying from causes related to blood clots.
Groups at risk include:
- Maternity patients
- Cancer patients
- General long stay hospital patients
- Women receiving hormonal treatments (contraception or HRT)
However, blood clots can affect anyone – young or old!
Starting on September 10th , 2019 and running through to World Thrombosis Day on October 13th, 2019 the Stop the Clot bus will tour to our 11 hospitals, their communities and includes our 4 CHOs in 8 Counties. Please see the below schedule and attached pamphlet for Dates, Times and Locations near you.
The Ireland East Hospital Group and Thrombosis Ireland Roadshow is will:
- Raise awareness of the condition to as many healthcare professionals in hospitals and the community as well as patients and their families
- Prevent – and eradication of a preventable death through maintaining daily exercise and a healthy diet
Spearheading the Roadshow are Fionnuala Ní Áinle, Chairperson of the IEHG Venous Thromboembolism Working Group and Clinical Lead in Thrombosis, Haemostasis and Maternal Haematology at the Mater and Rotunda Hospitals. along with patient advocate and founder of Thrombosis Ireland, Ms Ann Marie O’Neillhave both done immense ground work and research over the last several years to raise awareness amongst clinical staff in hospitals and to their patients. Ms O’Neill has addressed the European Parliament and is globally recognised in her work at ensuring patients and healthcare professionals work towards recognising symptoms and reducing risk.
Professor Fionnuala Ní Ainle
IEHG Venous Thromboembolism Working
Consultant Haematologist, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital
Ann Marie O’Neill
Patient Advocate & Founder
Roadshow Schedule attached below: