The challenge for Western Australia
Stroke is treatable and beatable but only if patients can access high quality stroke treatment fast.
There is an opportunity to vastly improve access to stroke treatment and support in Western Australia so more patients survive, avoid disability and recover.
The Stroke Foundation calls on the next Western Australian Government to commit to action that will save Western Australian lives.
Proposals at a glance
Proposal: Implement the Western Australian Stroke Services Plan
Benefits: Implementation of the recently developed Western Australian Stroke Services Plan is vital to ensure best-practice stroke care can be delivered across the State.
Proposal: Stroke Care Coach
Benefits: Improved in-hospital support and information for Western Australian stroke patients. Stroke hospital staff and patients will be linked to stroke resources, training and information through a proven structured model of engagement.
Proposal: Community education to reduce stroke and speed up treatment
Benefits: Empower community volunteers to deliver StrokeSafe talks right across Western Australia educating their peers about stroke risk factors and the FAST (Face, Arms, Speech, Time) message.
Proposal: Telestroke services
Benefits: Improve regional access to specialist stroke care including time-critical lifesaving therapies.
Result: More patients in regional areas will have access to specialist expertise.
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