What we do
We are here to support stroke survivors in recovery and their carers.
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.
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.
Stroke survivors require regular follow up in the community and should be referred for further therapy or specialist assessment depending on their problems.
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.
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.