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Heather Hart

How long have you been a StrokeSafe Ambassador?

This is my first year. I have been a registered nurse for 45 years and more recently spent 21 years at the Canberra Hospital in the Neuroscience Unit. During that time I cared for many stroke survivors.

Why did you decide to become a StrokeSafe Ambassador?

I wish to help spread the StrokeSafe message including the FAST message to help save lives and reduce suffering and disability.

What do you hope to achieve in your community as a StrokeSafe Ambassador?

I hope to reach as many people in the community as possible to alert them to the StrokeSafe message – to know their numbers and recognise the symptoms of stroke and the importance of seeking urgent medical attention to save lives and improve outcomes.