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About Us

The Hospital Research Foundation Group – Stroke is committed to enhancing patient care, services and research for South Australians impacted by stroke.

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The Hospital Research Foundation Group and Stroke SA merged in 2021 to become The Hospital Research Foundation Group – Stroke.

Our passionate team is focused on maximising choice, independence and wellbeing for stroke survivors, and providing world-leading research, care and services to improve the acute treatment, recovery and prevention of stroke.

How do we do this?

  • Provide increased support, information and services to people who have had a stroke and their carers
  • Connect people with support groups, rehabilitation centres, hospitals and other organisations focused on stroke.
  • Promote and facilitate vital medical research and education about stroke.
  • Raise awareness about the needs of people who have had a stroke.
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Our services

  • Occupational therapy
  • Counselling
  • Wellbeing and resilience coaching
  • Exercise phyiology
  • Nurse consultations
  • Recreational therapeutic groups
  • Peer to peer support program
  • Support groups.
Male patient wearing medical mask looking at camera while training brain activity by using colorful physiotherapy equipment in rehab center

Our research

  • World-leading trails into new stroke treatments in the emergency stage, the care immediately after stroke and secondary prevention
  • Investigating ways to repair the brain following stroke using adult stem cells
  • Botox therapy on stroke patients with lower limb spasticity
  • Investigating causes of Transient Ischaemic Attacks (TIA), or mini strokes
  • And more.
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Volunteer with us

We welcome volunteers to assist us in many different roles including:

  • Support Group Facilitators – We are looking for people in all areas in metro and regional South Australia, who can help create and continue facilitating groups ongoing. These groups provide social support, recreational support and education and information sharing for people who have had strokes and their carers.
  • Peer Support Volunteers – those who provide social support by visiting or speaking to people who have had strokes and their carers.
  • Stroke Speakers Group – people with an interest in the stroke journey speaking to community groups.
  • Office Volunteers – providing general admin and office support including meeting and greeting of clients, seminar/recreational group set up and other office-based housekeeping support at head office.

Our volunteers are so important to us!

Volunteers can work with us as little or as much as they like. We work closely with our volunteers to ensure both they and our clients have a sense of purpose and fulfilment during their time together.

If you are interested in joining our team of volunteers, please contact Simone on (08) 8357 8909 to discuss suitable roles and your volunteer capacity.

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