Monday, 13 June 2016
This month's blog has been prepared by Dr. Jan Goossens, Chief of Staff at Muskoka Algonquin Healthcare.
Arms – can you raise both?
Time – to call 9-1-1 right away
Here in Muskoka, timely stroke care is provided through the Simcoe/Muskoka Acute Stroke Protocol and the District Stroke Centre at MAHC’s Huntsville site. This means that a patient with stroke symptoms anywhere in Muskoka and East Parry Sound is treated in Huntsville by the specialized stroke team. The region is also fortunate to have a District Stroke Nurse who provides community education about stroke and stroke care.
We at MAHC are proud to be part of a regional stroke program under the Central East Stroke Network, one of 11 regional areas across the province working toward fewer strokes and better outcomes.