Find the latest news from the Australian Stroke Alliance here. As well, we occasionally publish news on the latest in urgent, prehospital stroke care from around the world.

Ambulance champion oversees telehealth trial

May 4, 2022 | News

Grant Hocking has been with Ambulance Victoria for 36 years and has worked as a MICA paramedic, a clinical support officer and is currently the Improvement lead, covering statewide initiatives, with a focus on the...


Forecasting for a clearer view

May 4, 2022 | News

Delivering improved stroke care across Australia is a complicated and intricate task. It requires humans to make complex decisions quickly, supported by modelling that has already predicted best practice. Enter one of our chief...

Francesca Langenberg

Meet radiographer, Francesca Langenberg

May 4, 2022 | News

Francesca Langenberg is in the business of saving millions and millions of brain cells. She’s a trailblazer for her profession as Australia’s first radiographer on the move - in an ambulance - as pictured, above. Travelling at speed...

David Waters – Spreading the word to first responders

May 4, 2022 | News

Paramedics are the first to assess patients in the field. So, it makes sense to involve this essential profession from the very beginning as we pursue our quest to improve pre-hospital diagnosis and treatment of stroke. As the...

Clot-busting drug trial improves patient care on mobile stroke unit

May 4, 2022 | News

Australian researchers are the first in the world to demonstrate a clot-busting drug tenecteplase, typically used for acute myocardial infarction, can significantly speed up the dissolving of a clot causing a stroke – in a mobile stroke...

Darak spreads its branches

May 4, 2022 | News

Australian Stroke Alliance collaborators will soon be offered access to a range of tailor-made webinars and workshops to help us conduct research alongside Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and academics. Addressing the...

stroke retrieval

How is stroke retrieval changing?

April 19, 2022 | News

Flight nurs­es’ abil­i­ty to improve stroke out­comes for rur­al and remote patients will soon improve, thanks to the Aus­tralian Stroke Alliance’s trans­for­ma­tion­al pre­hos­pi­tal retrieval program. The Stroke Alliance aims to shrink…

Australian Stroke Alliance eyes next phase of growth with appointment of interim CEO

March 1, 2022 | News

Tuesday March 1, 2022 The Australian Stroke Alliance, a five-year research program committed to a national and equitable approach to urgent stroke treatment, today announced the appointment of Dr Henry…

Latest global stroke facts

February 16, 2022 | News

Over 30 years, the global stroke burden has increased dramatically, with the bulk of the burden falling on lower and lower-middle-income countries. Internationally, the global stroke burden has increased by…

Large data analysis highlights benefits of mobile stroke units: JAMA Neurology

February 8, 2022 | News

Key findings: MSUs improve the likelihood of an excellent outcome after 90 days for a person who experiences a stroke – by 65 per cent Patients receive intra-venous thrombolysis 30…