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Stroke Reperfusion Services

Stroke Reperfusion Services

The Hon. Jillian Skinner, Minister for Health and Minister for Medical Research, formally launched the NSW Stroke Reperfusion Services at St Vincent’s Hospitals Network- Darlinghurst Campus on Tuesday, 22 January 2013.

The NSW Stroke Reperfusion Program – led by the Agency for Clinical Innovation (ACI) in partnership with the Ambulance Service of NSW and the state’s Local Health Districts – is designed to see stroke patients receive definitive treatment faster from the onset of stroke symptoms.

The program has been implemented throughout NSW; consisting of 20 Acute Thrombolytic Centres (ATC), including four rural locations.

Under the program, all NSW paramedics will be trained to identify potential stroke patients using the internationally recognised and validated FAST (Face, Arm, Speech, Time) protocol and transport these patients to an ATC for early definitive treatment.

For more information vist the NSW Stroke Reperfusion Service webpage.