Friday, 22 November 2013
The needs of stroke survivors in Australia
The increasing number of people surviving strokes is leading to a crisis in service provision as the health and community support systems struggle to keep pace with demand. A new report, The needs of stroke survivors in Australia was released recently by the National Stroke Foundation. It shows Australians are struggling every day due to a lack of access to essential support - a situation that is set to worsen as the number of stroke survivors grows. The report shows services are fragmented and access is dependent on where survivors live.