ACT Election Announcements

Targeted Stroke Training at Canberra’s Walk-In Health Centres

September 22, 2020

A re-elected ACT Labor Government will continue our strong relationship with the Stroke Foundation and boost training at our health centres to prevent and reduce the impact of stroke on Canberrans through an investment of $410,000 over the next four years.

ACT Labor recognises that stroke can be prevented, treated and its impact on our community reduced.

In Government, ACT Labor has funded the Stroke Foundation’s StrokeConnect Follow-Up program and funded participation in the Australian Stroke Clinical Registry.

These programs have delivered better and safer treatment and recovery for Canberrans who have suffered a stroke.

A re-elected Labor Government will build on this relationship by investing an additional $210,000 over three years from July 2021 to implement the Stroke Foundation’s Specialist F.A.S.T education program.

The F.A.S.T program will be implemented as part of our increased scope of services at our walk-in health centre network, delivering stroke health checks, resources and support to help prevent stroke and improve access to stroke treatment among the most vulnerable in our community.

This commitment will ensure that our walk-in health centres will be able to identify the signs of stroke early, delivering improved outcomes and help save lives.

This commitment will also fund our ongoing support for the StrokeConnect Follow-Up Program and participation in the Australian Stroke Clinical Registry to 2023-24.