LIFE after stroke has been made easier for Tasmanians and
their families thanks to the Stroke Foundation’s My Stroke Journey resource.
My Stroke Journey is an information pack delivering high
quality information to help stroke patients transition home from hospital and
continue their recovery.
Health professionals, stroke survivors and their families
gathered at the Royal Hobart Hospital recently to celebrate the impact the
resource has had on navigating life after stroke since its inception in 2013.
The Royal Hobart Hospital has been a big supporter of the
information pack and plans to increase its distribution.
Stroke Foundation executive director of stroke services Toni
Aslett said Tasmania had the highest stroke incidence per capita in the
She said it was vital all stroke survivors and their
families were provided with the information and support to navigate and
maximise life post stroke.
“Stroke attacks the brain, the human control centre, and can
impact your physical and mental abilities – it strikes in an instant, changing
lives,” she said.
“Advancements in emergency stroke treatment mean more
Tasmanians are surviving stroke than ever before, but stroke’s impact on a
survivor and their family can be far reaching.
“Now, we must ensure these treatments are maximised and
stroke survivors are empowered to live well.
“Hospital is one step on the stroke journey for survivors
and their families – this information pack helps provide a roadmap for the rest
of the way.”
Royal Hobart Hospital clinical nurse consultant Deirdre
Broadby said My Stroke Journey was a great resource for patients and their
“For many, the transition from hospital to home is just the
start of their stroke journey,” she said.
“Leaving the security of hospital and obtaining support
mechanisms can be stressful for some survivors and this information pack makes
that transition easier by providing vital information and guidance.”
The My Stroke Journey information pack is delivered with the
support of Bayer Australian Limited and brings together all the details people
need post stroke.
Stroke Foundation has issued nearly 100,000 copies of My
Stroke Journey nationally since 2013.
Caption: From left, Stroke Foundation’s Stephen Rue, Royal Hobart Hospital clinical nurse consultant Deidre Broadby and stroke survivor Mike Whittle.