Ryde Hospital’s Sandra Lever has been awarded the Stroke Foundation and Stroke Society of Australasia 2019 Stroke Care Champion Award for her extraordinary dedication and commitment to stroke.
Clinical Nurse Consultant Sandra has dedicated her working life to supporting patients to live well after stroke. This includes recognising stroke recovery extends well beyond learning to walk and talk again. Sandra has a particular interest in patient relationships and intimacy after stroke.
Ms Lever said it was a great honour to receive the award, which was presented by former Governor-General of Australia and Stroke Foundation Patron General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK AC (Mil) CVO MC (Retd) at a special event at Federal Parliament House as part of Stroke 2019: New frontiers in Stroke Conference.
"I am so fortunate to love the work that I do and being recognised with this award inspires me to continue working towards making a positive difference in stroke rehabilitation care," Ms Lever said.