Croi prevention centre leads the way in Europe
Pictured signing the visitors’ book during his visit to the Croí Heart & Stroke Centre, Moyola Lane, Newcastle, Galway. Photo shows (left to right): Irene Gibson, Croí prevention nurse lead; Jenni Jones, Croí director of prevention programmes, Prof David Wood, Garfield Weston Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine; Neil Johnson, CEO Croí; and Caitriona Jennings, cardiovascular nurse specialist, Imperial College London.
The Croí Heart & Stroke Centre at Moyola Lane, Newcastle, Galway which was officially opened by An Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD in November last year, has been lauded as a European leader in Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention by one of Europe’s leading heart experts, Prof David Wood.
Prof Wood who is the Garfield Weston Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine at the International Centre for Circulatory Health, National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College London, and Honorary Consultant Cardiologist to Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust was in Galway this week to give a Medical Grand Rounds Lecture at Galway University Hospital.
While in Galway, Prof Wood visited the Croí Heart & Stroke Centre which he described as a national and a European ‘exemplar’ of the future direction of preventive cardiology.Programmes,