Never Give Up

Never Give Up is a digital media project exploring the experiences and perspectives of people in Pembrokeshire recovering from Stroke.

Over the winter of 2015/16 Guy Norman, Pip Lewis and Tangwen Roberts, from spacetocreate community arts, met with members of the Stroke Association Communication Group, and staff from Withybush Stroke Ward to provide opportunities for participants to record and share their experiences.

This material has been collected to create Never Give Up, a publication available in print and online, which tells the stories of all those who took part.

The publication aims to raise awareness of Stroke and to help shape the provision of support services in Pembrokeshire.

To download the publication, click on the following link NeverGiveUp or to view the finished magazine online, click on the ‘Read Now’ button below.

Thelma and Emma (Louise)When patients are discharged from a stroke ward their recovery is the beginning. For the nurses who have cared for them, it’s the end of their role in a patient’s stroke journey. Thelma, 60, had her stroke five years ago and was treated at Withybush Hospital. Here, in this edited audio recording, she is reunited with stroke nurse Emma who rarely gets the chance to catch up with her patients’ progress.