Here you'll find our current definition of the critical illness, additional condition or child specific condition we cover. We've also listed any previous definitions we may have had. With each new definition we've highlighted what's changed from the previous definition.

Current definition

November 2015

Stroke – of specified severity

Death of brain tissue due to inadequate blood supply or haemorrhage within the skull resulting in all of the following:

  • definite evidence of death of tissue or haemorrhage on a brain scan; and
  • neurological deficit with persisting clinical symptoms lasting at least 24 hours.

For the above definition, the following are not covered:

  • transient ischaemic attack
  • death of tissue of the optic nerve or retina/eye stroke.

Previous definitions

No previous entries for this condition