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This study was funded by the National Health & Medical Research Council (Project Grant ID 535803), St Vincent’s Clinic Foundation, the Curran Foundation, Australian Diabetes Society-Servier, the College of Nursing, and Australian Catholic University.

We would like to acknowledge the valuable contribution to the study governance of the following (in alphabetical order):

Steering Committee:

N Wah Cheung, Simeon Dale, Catherine D’Este, Rhonda Griffiths, Jeremy Grimshaw, Christopher Levi, Sandy Middleton, Jeanette Ward.

QASC Trialists Group:

Louise Allport, Craig Anderson, Dominique Cadilhac, Daniel Chan, N Wah Cheung, Clare Connor, Philip Conroy, Alastair Corbett, Denis Crimmins, Simeon Dale, Catherine D’Este, Peta Drury, Malcolm Evans, Cate Ferry, Melina Gattellari, Rhonda Griffiths, Jeremy Grimshaw, Suzanne Hodgkinson, Peter Landau, Christopher Levi, Stan Levy, Richard Lindley, Mark Longworth, Alan McDougal, Robert McGrath, Romesh Markus, Alan McDougal, Patrick McElduff, Sandy Middleton, Elizabeth O’Brien, Mark Parsons, Clare Quinn, David Serisier, Cate Storey, Jeanette Ward, John Watson, Jonathan Wood, Nigel Wolfe, John Worthington, Alessandro Zagami.

Expert Advisory Committee Membership:

Craig Anderson, Dominique Cadilhac, Denis Crimmins, Catherine D’Este, Malcolm Evans, Cate Ferry, Melina Gattellari, Rhonda Griffiths, Jeremy Grimshaw, Christopher Levi, Richard Lindley, Mark Longworth, Patrick McElduff, Sandy Middleton, Clare Quinn, Jeanette Ward.

We also would like to acknowledge the valuable contribution of the Stroke Unit Directors, Stroke Clinical Nurse Consultants, Clinical Nurse Educators, Stroke Liaison Nurses, Stroke Unit Coordinators, Clinical Research Assistants and others who have assisted our trial (in alphabetical order). Without their contribution, this trial would not have been possible:

Bankstown Hospital: Christine Fuller, Louise Bolling, Daniel Chan, Samila Hatimia, Denise Houston
Blacktown Hospital: Camelia Burdesul, Francis Hoult, Nigel Wolfe
Calvary Mater Hospital: Tina Barry, Fiona Dee, Kim Kolmajer, Andrea Moore, Mark Parsons, Roy Strong
Campbelltown Hospital: Kelly Dunn, Sharon Edwards, Stan Levy, Christine Lynham, Kerrie O’Leary
Concord Hospital: Alastair Corbett, David McFadyn, Helen Ryan, Katica Siric, Carol Vogelsberger, Alison Wilson
Gosford Hospital: Alex Blanch, Jenny Burrows, Denis Crimmins, Greg Harris, Jane-Maree Hunter, Ben Kissick, Lan Mi, Linjing Piao, Jonathon Sturm, Jessica Weight
Hornsby Hospital: Emma Coyle, Lucy Churchill, Malcolm Kanard, Nicole Morrisey, Nikki Pullen, Christine Tait-Lees, John Watson, Ashley Wattus
John Hunter Hospital: Kate Day, Malcolm Evans, Christopher Levi, Glody Mabbott, Angela Royan
Liverpool Hospital: Stella Andrijevic, Cathy Crow, Myra Drummond, Suzanne Hodgkinson, Agnes Jakielska, Alan McDougal
Manly Hospital: Anna Butcher, Tara Chambers, Hannah Rose, John Worthington
Nepean Hospital: Linda Campbell, Craig Harris, Susan Lane. Peter Williams and Jonathan Wood
Prince of Wales: Clare Connor, Sharon Errikson, Zsazsa Ferrer, Eva Katalinic, Clare Quinn, Chris Taylor, Alessandro Zagami
Royal North Shore Hospital: Pattie Crummack, Sue Day, Susan Flanagan, Caryn Love, Shae Millar, Elizabeth O’Brien, Cate Storey, Susan Williams
Royal Prince Alfred Hospital: Anna May Abordo, Craig Anderson, Karen Bowen, Robin Grenenger, Simon Latham, Nadia Schweizer, Wayne Zemcevicius
St George Hospital: Louise Allport, Roz Millar, Emma Ramirez, Lynne Roberts, Melisa Tinsley
St Vincent’s Hospital: Val Bramah, Rebecca Errey, Romesh Markus, Cheryl Trudinger, Naomi de Vries
Sutherland Hospital: Philip Conroy, Tina Kulevska, Christine Turner
Westmead Hospital: Peter Landau, Richard Lindley, Maria Molano, Rebecca Robertson, Mila Romerosa
Wollongong Hospital: Jessica Boehm, Michelle Doughty, Stephen Etheridge, Trina Morris, Narelle Walton, Robert McGrath, David Serisier

Agency for Clinical Innovation - Statewide Stroke Services NSW: Mark Longworth