Regional Stroke Centre
Stroke is a medical emergency. Chances of surviving a stroke and achieving full recovery are significantly higher if medical help is sought right away. Trillium Health Centre (THC) is the Regional Stroke Centre for the West GTA Stroke Region. It is one of the leading hospitals in Canada for delivering t-PA (clot buster) to acute stroke patients. It provides tertiary-level adult stroke services with 5 stroke neurologists “on call” for acute stroke treatment, neurosurgery services, cerebral-vascular intervention, as well as highly skilled emergency staff who are experienced in identifying and treating stroke patients. Trillium also provides stroke care throughout the whole continuum from acute to rehabilitation.
Bypass/Repatriation Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)
Comprehensive Stroke Unit
Trillium’s Comprehensive Stroke Unit (CSU) is a 20-bed unit comprised of 12 acute stroke beds and 8 rehabilitation beds. The experience on the stroke unit is seamless. When a patient is admitted on the CSU he/she will receive stroke care from acute through rehabilitation within the same bed and with the same experienced inter-professional stroke team.
Regional Secondary Stroke Prevention Clinic
The purpose of the Stroke Prevention Clinic is to provide early access to neurological assessment, diagnostic testing, and medical/interventional treatment for patients who have been identified at high risk for stroke. The ultimate goal of stroke prevention is to reduce the incidence of stroke and enhancing awareness and education on the warning signs of stroke, risk factor management.
The following benefits have been realized with the implementation of the Stroke Clinic:
- Comprehensive stroke care management and education
- Reduce wait times to be seen by stroke neurologists
- Rapid access to diagnostic tests
- Early identification of risk factor
- Individualized treatment plan
- Data collection and analysis to support continual practice improvements
- Clinical outcomes and support research
The Regional Secondary Stroke Prevention Clinic is located at:
Trillium Health Centre
100 Queensway West