A/Prof Bruce Campbell and Professor Peter Mitchell
27 April 2018

A breakthrough in stroke medical research found a drug, traditionally used for heart attacks, dissolves blood clots in the brain faster and more effectively than standard stroke drugs.

Australia's first Mobile Stoke Unit. Pictured: Prof Christine Kilpatrick, Premier Daniel Andrews, Prof Steve Davis, Minister for Health, Jill Hennessy, Prof Geoff Donnan
12 November 2017

Victorian stroke patients will have the very best chance of survival when Australia’s first-ever dedicated stroke ambulance hits the road later this month, assessing patients on the spot to speed up treatment and save lives.

Minister for Health Jill Hennessy announcing the new $9.3 million Stroke Care Unit with RMH Director Neurology, Professor Stephen Davis, and stroke survivor, Lindsay Mott
19 July 2017

It was the quick thinking of his brother-in-law that saved Lindsay’s life.

Professor Peter Mitchell
22 May 2017

Australian medical researchers are at the forefront of an international stroke research study that will reduce disability and have more people return home.

Professor Stephen Davis
07 April 2017

The Royal Melbourne Hospital's internationally renowned stroke expert, Professor Stephen Davis, has been honoured with a professorship at Harvard University.

Professor Stephen Davis
22 December 2016

Australia’s first ever dedicated stroke ambulance will hit the road in Melbourne next year to provide the quickest possible diagnosis and treatment for patients suffering a life threatening stroke.

Professor Peter Mitchell
02 May 2016

The Royal Melbourne Hospital has been appointed as the first statewide service to pioneer the roll out of a new breakthrough treatment, Endovascular Clot Retrieval (ECR), for stroke in Victoria.

Endovascular Clot Retrieval is now recognised by leading experts around the world as the most effective way to treat acute ischemic stroke patients, giving them the best chance of a full recovery.

31 March 2016

The fight against stroke has received a significant boost thanks to a $13.7 million program grant from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC).

19 November 2015

A landmark clinical research study that is improving outcomes for stroke patients across the globe has won gold in the 2015 Victorian Public HealthCare Awards.

13 October 2015

More than 36 million die annually from non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such heart attacks and strokes, cancers, diabetes and chronic respiratory disease.