• Over 130,000 people have a stroke each year in England and Wales
  • There are estimated to be over 450,000 people in England living with severe disability as the result of a stroke.
  • An estimated 13,000 people are diagnosed with a brain tumour each year in the UK.
  • As many as 500,000 people living in the UK today have had either viral or bacterial meningitis at some time in their lives.
  • Common causes of hypoxic/anoxic injury includes heart attack, suicide attempts, near-drowning, electrocution, drug overdose and exposure to toxic substances.