Thank You. You’ve done an amazing thing.
Your support in 2017: How you’re stopping stroke… and saving lives.
2017 has been an exciting year at the Stroke Foundation. Below are just some of the highlights. The most important thing is that it’s all been made possible by the contributions of our amazing supporters. Thank you. We’re so grateful. Your support has played a vital role in helping the Stroke Foundation pursue our mission to prevent stroke, save lives and enhance recovery stroke.
More than 63,000 health checks
63,211 free health checks were performed across Australia. 1 in 3 participants were referred onto their doctor for a comprehensive health check and advice on their stroke risk.
At an Australia’s Biggest Blood Pressure check event in Perth’s Murray St Mall.
Australia’s first Stroke Ambulance on the road
Stroke Foundation Chief Executive Officer Sharon McGowan (left) with supporter Ken Lyons and his daughter Sandra at the Stroke Ambulance preview event
More than 40,000 visits to EnableMe
More than 40,000 stroke survivors and their loved ones visited our EnableMe website. Funded by generous donors like you, EnableMe is a lifeline that connects stroke survivors and carers, as well as providing stroke information, videos and tools to help survivors live well after stroke.
Stroke survivor Shaun (centre) with his wife (top centre) and two daughters.
More than 26,000 stroke survivors have been provided with My Stroke Journey
More than 3,000 calls to StrokeLine
Our specially-trained StrokeLine health team received 3,000 questions from stroke survivors, their loved ones, carers and health professionals through our StrokeLine.
Do you have questions about stroke? Contact StrokeLine on 1300 787 653
Stroke Foundation’s dedicated StrokeLine team.
Shocking report into stroke in Australia
New Clinical Guidelines
Australian Minister for Health the Hon Greg Hunt MP officially launched our new Clinical Guidelines for Stroke Management at Parliament House, Canberra in November. The Clinical Guidelines involved:
- 250 recommendations.
- Almost 100 health professionals and researchers.
- 109,620 research papers.
It is an important step forward to ensure all Australian stroke patients receive the latest and world’s-best stroke treatment and care.Australian Minister for Health, the Hon Greg Hunt.