‘Stroke Care Champion’ title awarded to Dr. Rohan Grimley

On 17 September 2015, during National Stroke Week, the Sunshine Coast Hospital released this media statement detailing that Dr. Rohan Grimley, my stroke physician, was named the 2015 Stroke Care Champion. I was pleased to be invited to meet with Dr. Grimley and be involved in their media release statement during stroke week.

Sunshine Coast Hospital media release 17.9.15 (1)

Finalists announced in the 2015 Stroke Awards
Published: October 20, 2015
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Finalists were chosen from more than 60 nominations received across four diverse categories – improving life after stroke, creativity, fundraising and stroke care.
The Awards aim to shine the spotlight on the health professionals, stroke survivors, carers and volunteers making a difference to the state of stroke in Australia.
Achievements of this year’s outstanding finalists included: –

My Weekly Preview 22.10.15 – in this edition, journalist Leigh Robshaw has captured the events on the day of my stroke and the importance of timeliness. Great article.

Caloundra Weekly 22.10.15  – another great article from reporter Luke Simmonds which highlights post stroke depression and how common it can be after stroke.

Tamarind Magazine 29.10.15 – Freelance Journalist and Editor of Tamarind Online Magazine and my Book Launch event organiser, Mary Barber, is the author of these great great articles.

Caloundra Weekly  24.11.15 – Pg 23 of this week’s edition captures an article written by Mary Barber which highlights the businesses supporting the raffle and Melinda Bingley from MABPT who helped me through my recovery.

My Weekly Preview 3.12.15 on page 14 captures some lovely photos of my guests and there are also many more taken by my friend Jane Robinson.

Golden Beach Medical Centre included me in their newsletter not that this surgery and many others on the Coast are stocking and selling my book

A number of local newspapers covered my story and promoted by Author Talks at the local libraries during April and May. Roxanne McCartney-OKane produced an article for the Sunshine Coast Daily dated 16.5.16.

The Stroke Foundation nominated me as  a finalist in the Stroke Foundation 2016 Stroke Awards. I wasmt a winner but great to have some recognition in the local Caloundra Weekly (Aug 24)

October Profile Magazine have a feature on me, my story and my book this month. Thank you to Tayla Arthur for hearing me and publishing what I had to say.


Sunshine Coast Daily 6 May 2017 featured an article about Lilly and I, as they were promoting exercise with your animals, as part of National Heart week.