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Our Services

What we do

We are here to support stroke survivors in recovery and their carers.

Stroke Clubs

Stroke Clubs play a vital role in improving the lives of those affected by stroke in the community. Through varied and innovative activity programmes delivered by dedicated organisers and volunteers, the Stroke Clubs make a huge difference to the quality of life for local stroke people. 


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Throughout the year, we organise as many fundraising events, activities and street appeals as possible. We do this to raise money needed to continue providing free services to the stroke affected community in New Zealand.


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Community Stroke Advisors

The first impact of stroke can be an overwhelming experience with a lot to learn and understand. Suddenly, you may have to cope with serious physical, psychological, emotional, social and financial consequences. At this time a Community Stroke Advisor can provide support by listening, providing resources and education and help to navigate the hospital system.


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To be able to do our work, we largely rely on fundraising and the help of caring individuals, businesses and organisations. If you would like to help us with some of your time, services or with a much appreciated donation, please contact us!  


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Raise awareness

The sooner medical attention is received, the less damage the stroke will cause. That is why it is important for everyone to recognise the signs right away.  At least one in three New Zealanders can’t recognise the signs of a stroke. Delayed recognition means delayed medical intervention. Delayed medical intervention can have tragic consequences.

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Stroke survivors require regular follow up in the community and should be referred for further therapy or specialist assessment depending on their problems.

Other services

Our aim is to harness the skills and expertise of stroke professionals and coordinate their efforts to drive improvements in stroke service delivery.


In 2009, funded by the Ministry of Health, the Stroke Foundation of New Zealand conducted an audit looking at the provision of stroke services in New Zealand hospitals in the first seven days after stroke.

All 21 DHBs provide acute stroke care, and all participated in the Organisational Survey.

Reports and guidelines

The report Clinical Guidelines for Stroke Management 2010, released 20 December 2010, was developed by the Stroke Foundation of New Zealand in collaboration with the New Zealand Guidelines Group and the Australian National Stroke Foundation – with input from Māori and Pacific advisory groups.

It recommends that all people admitted to hospital with stroke should expect to be managed in a stroke unit by a team of health practitioners with expertise in stroke and rehabilitation.

Donate online

We know there are a lot of caring people out there and your support is needed, and greatly appreciated.

You can make a donation using your credit card and the form on the right, or if you prefer you can send us a cheque and/or contact us for more information.


Donations made to Stroke Central New Zealand will be used locally, to support the stroke community in the central region.

You can donate to our GoFundraise page  or click the button below for further options. Thanks

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