Ontario’s Regional Stroke Networks
The Ontario Regional Stroke Networks form a collaborative system of provider organizations and partners that aims to coordinate and improve stroke prevention and care across the entire continuum.
The networks are based on a three-tier model of care that includes regional stroke centres, district stroke centres and community hospitals across Ontario. The networks have four guiding principles:
- Comprehensiveness: Improve stroke services across the continuum of care, from prevention to care in a long-term care or community setting.
- Integrated: Create an integrated or coordinated system of care where different services and sectors function as a unified whole across the continuum of care and across Ontario.
- Evidence-based: Promote the use of practices and care that are supported by scientific evidence or are considered the gold standard according to prevailing knowledge.
- Province-wide: Benefit all Ontarians, regardless of their geographic location.
Find a Stroke Centre Near You
Please select the type of Centre you wish to contact.
- District Stroke Centres
A facility that has written stroke protocols for emergency services, emergency department and acute care, including: transport and triage protocols; ability to offer thrombolytic therapy to suitable ischemic stroke patients; timely computed tomography (CT) scanning and expert interpretation; clinicians with stroke expertise; and linkages to rehabilitation and secondary prevention.
- Regional Stroke Centres
A facility that has all the requirements of a district stroke centre, plus neurosurgical facilities and interventional radiology.
- Stroke Prevention Clinics
An outpatient clinic for people who have signs and symptoms of a recent stroke or transient ischemic attack.