It’s National Stroke Week on the 17th to the 23rd of September here in Australia. This campaign aims to increase awareness of stroke and inform people about the signs of stroke and how to prevent it.
Facts and Figures
- The second single greatest killer and leading cause of disability in Australia is stroke.
- In Australia, 53,000 people have a stroke every year and there are around 350,000 people living with stroke.
The National Stroke Foundation is encouraging everyone to act FAST when recognising and remembering the signs of stroke.