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SUDEP - Sudden and Unexpected Death in Epilepsy

Eligibility - Queensland residents

Principal Petitioner:

Lisa Krause
Director Epilepsy Grief
PO Box 10691

Total Signatures - 599

Sponsoring Member: Margaret Keech MP

Posting Date: 16/09/2010

Closing Date: 6/02/2011

Tabled Date: 16/02/2011

Responded By: Hon Geoff Wilson MP on 18/03/2011

TO: The Honourable the Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland

Queensland residents draws to the attention of the House the concerns of members of Epilepsy Grief regarding the devastating statistics that three young people per week in Australia die as a result of Sudden and Unexpected Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP).


We the petitioners therefore request the House, in attempting to reduce the number of deaths from SUDEP, that:

  • Dedicated Epilepsy Clinical Nurses and Clinical Nurse Consultants be employed in each major regional and metropolitan public hospitals in Queensland; and
  • Seizure alarms (bed monitors) be placed on the medical aids subsidy scheme.