Epilepsy Funding and Services

South Australia is the only state which does not contribute funds to service centres like The Epilepsy Centre – a point of contention for the more than 62,000 South Australians living with epilepsy.

This year, Troy raised this point in a motion to State Parliament, calling on the State Government to provide funding for The Epilepsy Centre SA/NT and also to recognise epilepsy as a chronic health condition.

With extra financial support, the centre would be able to extend its regional services, including more educational and awareness programs.

Troy also highlighted the personal story of Mount Gambier’s Katherine Height and her 8-year-old daughter Ella Gray. 

Ella had her first seizure at just three months of age and was diagnosed with a rare and incurable form of epilepsy – Glut1 deficiency syndrome – in 2015.

Through the family’s foundation, Ella’s Purple Promise, Ella and Katherine work tirelessly to raise funds and increase awareness of the condition.

As Troy said in his speech, 'it is time for South Australia to join the rest of the nation and deliver much-needed services for all the families out there who need them'.

As your voice in State Parliament, Troy values your thoughts and opinions. Contact him at mtgambier@parliament.sa.gov.au to share your views or share this campaign via the links below.