About the National Stroke Foundation: We are a not-for-profit organisation that works with stroke survivors, carers, health professionals, government and the public to reduce the impact of stroke on the Australian community.
We are the voice of stroke in Australia. Our mission is to stop stroke, save lives and end suffering.
Our Vision and mission:
- We are the Voice of Stroke in Australia.
- We create two-way conversations with the community, health professionals and governments to advocate for better health outcomes for all Australians affected by stroke.
- We work across the stroke journey, supporting stroke survivors, carers, health professionals, governments and the public to reduce the impact of stroke on the Australian community.
- We ensure people understand how stroke can be prevented and by learning the signs of stroke and acting quickly, the outcomes for those who have strokes can be significantly improved.
- We work to ensure all people who have strokes are treated on specialised stroke units and discharged from hospital with appropriate care plans and support.
- We fund research into stroke treatment and care.
- We rely on the generosity of the community to undertake our work.
History of the National Stroke Foundation
The National Stroke Foundation was set up in 1983 by Sir John Holland and Mr David Brownbill. The organisation was originally called the Stroke Research Foundation and later the Australian Stroke and Neurosciences Institute, with the primary objective of raising funds for neurosciences research. Over the years, the organisation has grown to meet the changing demands of neurosciences. In 1996 stroke was identified as the priority area of need. At this point, stroke became the sole focus and the organisation was renamed the National Stroke Foundation. View our Strategic Plan 2013 – 2012
Today, research is one of the key focus areas for the Stroke Foundation, others include:
Our Annual Review/s
Welcome to the National Stroke Foundation Annual Reviews. Our Annual Review 2012 gives us the chance to share with you the conversations we have been having with the people we support. To share what we have achieved, and what we have learnt through supporting those who live and work within the stroke community in Australia.
Our Organisational Goals for 2013-2017
- Reduction in stroke incidence
- Improved quality of care resulting in fewer deaths and improved life after stroke
- Conversations about stroke and voice for stroke
- Increased funding for stroke programs
You can find out more about us though our Organisational Chart 2013 .