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Returning to work after stroke

Gabrielle Lis

Stroke is becoming more common in working age individuals. How likely is RTW, and what sorts of supports are needed?

Strokes occur when brain cells are deprived of oxygen because of a disruption to the blood supply (i.e. blockage or haemorrhage). The brain cells die, which causes symptoms relevant to the part of the brain affected: a sudden loss of speech, for example, or weakness or paralysis on one side of the body.  Each year around 55,000 Australians have strokes, with three quarters of these being first-time strokes. Stroke is becoming increasingly c...

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