The Huron Perth Healthcare
Alliance – Stratford General Hospital site is home to the Huron Perth District
Stroke Centre. We care for those who are
either at risk of having a stroke or who have just experienced a stroke or
Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA).
Patients who are having signs
of a stroke are brought to Stratford General Hospital by Emergency Medical
Services (EMS). As a District Stroke
Centre we offer patients an emergency stroke assessment, which includes a brain
scan and if appropriate we can provide the clot busting drug called tissue
plasminogen activator (tPA). We can also assess for eligibility to have a clot
removal surgery called Endovascular Thrombectomy (EVT). Those who are eligible for EVT are
transferred to London for this procedure.
Once emergency treatments are
complete you may be referred to one or more of the following services:
Stroke Rehabilitation Team
Stroke is a medical emergency.
If you notice any of these signs:
Face is it drooping?
Arms can you raise both?
Speech is it slurred or
Time to call 9-1-1 right
Do not drive to the hospital. Call 9-1-1. Treatment will begin in an ambulance
while traveling to a designated stroke hospital.
More information can be found at the Heart
& Stroke Foundation.
Houben, Manager Huron Perth District Stroke Centre
ext. 2298 or email@example.com