The Provincial Telestroke Program is a component of
Ontario’s stroke strategy and provides stroke patients in remote areas of the
province with access to life-saving emergency care that they might not receive
without this real-time expert neurological assessment.
Telestroke uses eHealth Ontario’s Emergency Neuro
Image Transfer System (ENITS), a centralized web-based picture archiving and
communication system for head scans that can be accessed and viewed by
The Provincial Telestroke Program:
24/7 stroke coverage via OTN;
CritiCall Ontario to contact a neurologist; and
discussions between Emergency Department physicians and a neurologist
regarding the treatment of stroke patients, including the administration
of tPA, a special drug that can break up a blood clot and allow blood
supply to return.
Stratford General Hospital
you have symptoms of a stroke, dial 9-1-1 right away.
The sooner the treatment is
started, the better the results.
Face is it drooping?
Arms can you raise both?
Speech is it slurred or
Time to call 9-1-1 right
More information can be found at the Heart
& Stroke Foundation.