Dr David Hargroves, Trust Clinical Lead for Stroke Medicine, was presented with a Life After Stroke Award for Professional Excellence on behalf of the Stroke Association by actress Sophie Thompson and Baroness Benjamin at the Dorchester Hotel in London this week (1 November 2017).
The Life After Stroke Awards celebrate the achievements of unsung heroes who are helping to conquer stroke.
Dr Hargroves said: “I am deeply honoured to receive this award, but my job really is its own reward. Every day we see how devastating a stroke can be and it spurs me and the team on, to provide the very best possible treatment and care we can. There is nothing more worthwhile than seeing people recover to enjoy their life after a stroke.”
Juliet Bouverie, Chief Executive of the Stroke Association, said: “Stroke care is making advances all the time, thanks to the passion and commitment of remarkable people like Dr Hargroves. He has transformed stroke care in East Kent. The innovations he has made mean that local people have a much better chance of surviving the condition and making a good recovery. This is a fantastic achievement that fully deserves a Life After Stroke Award.”