Newspaper article Gympie Times, The Qld.

Jazz and Wine to Speed Stroke Help

Newspaper article Gympie Times, The Qld.

Jazz and Wine to Speed Stroke Help

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JAZZ and wine have often mixed well together and, combined with a good cause, they make the best of both (or all three) worlds.

The Wishlist Jazz and Wine Festival at Gunabul on August 5 will help with the money side of enabling Gympie stroke patients to access new treatment without having to travel to the Sunshine Coast University Hospital.

Wishlist this year has set its sights on raising funds for a neuro-perfusion package for the recently installed CT scanner at Gympie Hospital.

The equipment, valued at $33,000, will be the priority cause for the festival.

Gympie region's Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service stroke specialist Rohan Grimley says the equipment will improve outcomes by bringing emergency treatment to Gympie Hospital, instead of patients having to travel to Sunshine Coast University Hospital.

"Specialised treatments to unblock arteries in stroke patients can make a major difference (and) treatment is time-dependent so enhancing this service at Gympie will no doubt benefit Gympie region patients in the future," he said. …

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