National Stroke Week Encourages Locals to be Aware of the Signs

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This week is National Stroke Week (2-8 September) and residents across the Eyre Peninsula are being urged to know the signs and act fast.

Stroke is one of Australia’s biggest killers and a leading cause of disability, but the chances of survival and recovery can be greatly improved the sooner it's detected and treated.

CEO of the Stroke Foundation, Sharon McGowan, says knowing the signs could help save your own life, or someone you love.

“There will be more than 56,000 strokes this year alone, that’s one stroke every 9 minutes.

“Stroke is one of Australia biggest health challenges and can change lives in an instant not only for the individual but for their loved ones as well.” Said McGowan.