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The Victorian Stroke Telemedicine (VST) Stroke Scholarship Program launched in 2019 to support nurses and allied health professionals working in the area of acute/sub-acute stroke care.

The aim of the VST Stroke Scholarship Program is to enhance the provision of stroke care in regional areas through educational opportunities for clinical staff.

Scholarships available

In 2023 we are delighted to have awarded two scholarships to support nurses and allied health professionals working in acute/sub-acute stroke care at VST sites to attend the Stroke 2023 conference to be held 22 – 25 August 2023 in Melbourne.

The scholarships have been awarded to

  • Anne Van Berkel, Thrombolysis Nurse/Research Nurse, Central Gippsland Health
  • Deidre Rennick, Stroke Coordinator, Grampians Health Horsham

Scholarship eligibility

To apply for a scholarship you must be a nursing or allied health health clinician working in acute/sub-acute stroke care at a VST participating site.

A minimum of six months continuous service in your current role is required.

How to apply

Applications for the 2024 VST Stroke Scholarship Program will open in April 2024. Please contact VST here to register your interest.

In Memory of Bob Sheldrick

The VST Stroke Scholarship Program is provided in memory of Bob Sheldrick who sadly passed away from a stroke in 2017. Bob valued education enormously and was passionate about his rural community and equity for all.

The scholarship program is made possible by the generous donations of Bob’s family, friends and the Barham/Koondrook community.

VST would like to acknowledge the Sheldrick family’s wishes to honour Bob’s legacy through the VST Stroke Scholarship Program.

Contact VST

Victorian Stroke Telemedicine

Bell Business Centre
Terminal 3, Suite G24
72 Hargrave Avenue, Essendon Fields, VIC, 3041
+61 3 9035 7188

To access VST clinical services call the 1300 number on your TELEDOC

We encourage our VST participating sites to contact us for all cases of suspected acute stroke, where symptom onset is <24hrs . Please call the 1300 number displayed on your TELEDOC to speak to VST and be connected to a stroke consultant. If you are unable to locate the 1300 number please call the VST office on 03 9035 7188 (Monday to Friday, 8am – 4pm AEST).

For all other queries please email