Stroke is our country’s third largest killer. Every year, around 9,000 New Zealanders have a stroke, of which 2,500 die. Those who survive are often left dependent on others and can require lifelong care.
Auckland DHB is seeing a steady increase in stroke patients. In response, and in partnership with the government, the DHB is building a new Stroke Centre of Excellence at Auckland City Hospital.
You can help us make it exceptional.
The integrated unit will mean clinicians can treat and rehabilitate more stroke patients in a single purpose-built facility, which research shows leads to better patient outcomes. The centre will also boost the hospital’s overall capacity by 41 much-needed inpatient beds.
Our leading stroke clinicians have identified additional rehabilitation equipment, technology and design features that could further accelerate patient healing, but which sit outside government funding. Incorporating higher quality rehabilitation activities and a more engaging and empowering environment could significantly improve patients’ physical and mental wellbeing.
We’re aiming to raise $500,000 for stroke patients at Auckland City Hospital to receive:
To help provide an exceptional experience for patients suffering the effects of stroke – some of whom spend several months in hospital – please donate here today or call 09 307 6046 if you would like to gift in kind, sponsor or fundraise for this project.
Both Rupert and Paul know what it’s like to suffer a stroke, and they know first-hand the importance of effective treatment and rehabilitation to their recovery. Watch Rupert’s video here, and read how Paul has found purpose in fundraising for future patients here.
Click here for an illustrative impression of the suggested ‘look and feel’ of the Centre of Excellence for Stroke.
You can also contribute towards the following items on our Stroke Unit ‘wish list’:
Click here to make a donation today, and ensure patients like Rupert receive the best possible care. We thank you for your support.