About the South West Stroke Project
The South West Stroke Project is improving stroke care in the South West LHIN* so people in this area who have a stroke or TIA (transient ischemic attack) have access to the best possible care.
Improving inpatient stroke care
Inpatient stroke care in the South West LHIN is being realigned from 28 hospitals to 7 Designated Stroke Centres. Once realignment is complete, paramedics will take all residents in the South West LHIN who have had a TIA or stroke to a Designated Stroke Centre so they can receive specialized care from stroke experts.
The 7 Designated Stroke Centres
- London Health Sciences Centre’s University Hospital
- Acute and Inpatient Rehabilitation:
- Huron Perth Health Care Alliance’s Stratford General Hospital
- Grey Bruce Health Services’ Owen Sound Hospital
- St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital
- Inpatient Rehabilitation
- St. Joseph’s Health Care London’s Parkwood Institute
- Woodstock Hospital
- Alexandra Marine and General Hospital
Improving stroke care after discharge
To improve care for people with stroke and TIA after they leave the hospital, recommendations are being created to enhance secondary stroke prevention, outpatient, and community rehabilitation and stroke recovery services.
What is the most important thing I should remember?
if you or someone who is with you is have the signs of stroke do not drive to the closest hospital. Instead, call 911 immediately and the paramedics will take you to the closest hospital that specializes in stroke care.
By March 31, 2017 inpatient care will be realigned to the 7 Designated Stroke Centres, and the recommendations for stroke care after discharge will be submitted for approval.
*The South West Local Health Integration Network (South West LHIN) serves Grey, Bruce, Huron, Perth, Middlesex, Oxford, Elgin and Norfolk (west) counties.