Stroke Foundation of New Zealand


Stroke Foundation 2021 version

The Stroke Foundation is the national organisation in New Zealand dedicated to reducing the incidence of stroke, improving treatment outcomes, and supporting those affected by stroke.

Our mission is to:

  • save lives
  • improve outcomes
  • enhance life after stroke

Trained Community Stroke Advisors are available to help with any stroke-related problems. They make hospital and home visits, support families/whanau and can advise on accessing carer-relief services and funding. They discuss and develop a plan to meet a stroke survivor’s current needs and to achieve their goals.

The Foundation promotes public awareness about the risk factors for stroke and how to recognise the signs of stroke through its annual blood pressure campaign and promotion of the FAST message.

With a focus on health service delivery, the foundation works to improve acute and rehabilitation hospital services and improve outcomes through its clinical network and published guidelines for DHB’s throughout New Zealand.