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North & East GTA Stroke Network

Within the North & East GTA Stroke Network (NEGTASN), the Regional Stroke Centre is Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre (SHSC)The NEGTASN and SHSC are responsible for providing leadership in the development, implementation and coordination of stroke care throughout the region and across the continuum of care.  The Regional  Stroke Centre provides emergency medical management of stroke/TIA, specialized inpatient acute stroke unit care, and urgent and non-urgent secondary stroke prevention services and follow-up.


NEGTASN Executive Committee

The NEGTASN Executive Committee provides leadership and supports the implementation and continuous improvement of an integrated system of care within the region.  It contributes to the Toronto Stroke Networks Steering Committee’s mandate for the oversight and coordination of the broader Toronto Stroke System.  The NEGTASN Executive Committee provides regional advice and perspective to support the shared strategic plan and workplan of the TSNs.

Tina Smith – Chair, North & East GTA Stroke Network
Program Director, Department of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation,  University of Toronto

Malcolm Moffat – Administrative Executive Lead, North & East GTA Stroke Network
Executive Vice President
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Dr. Rick Swartz – Medical Director, North & East GTA Stroke Network
Director, Stroke Research Unit, and University of Toronto Stroke Program
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Beth Linkewich – Regional Director, North & East GTA Stroke Network
Director, Regional Stroke Centre
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

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Regional Stroke Centre

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre        
2075 Bayview Avenue, 4th Floor, A Wing, Room A-442
Toronto, ON, M4N 3M5
Fax: 416-480-5753

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Stroke Prevention Clinics in the Region

North York General Hospital: Stroke Prevention Clinic
4001 Leslie Street, 6th Floor, North Wing, Room 605

Toronto, ON, M2K 1E1
Tel: 416-756-6545              

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre: Stroke Prevention Clinic
2075 Bayview Avenue, 4th Floor, A Wing, Room A-442
Toronto, ON, M4N 3M5
Tel: 416-480-4473 or 416-480-4866
Fax: 416-480-5753

The Scarborough Stroke Clinic
3000 Lawrence Avenue East, Building B, Suite 2202
Toronto, ON, M1P 2V1
Tel: 416-431-9713
Fax: 416-431-5259 

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Meet Our Regional Team

The network is supported by a regional team consisting of:

Beth Linkewich
Regional Director, North & East GTA Stroke Network

Michelle Donald
Regional Education Coordinator, North & East GTA Stroke Network

Sylvia Quant
Rehab & Community Re-engagement Coordinator, North & East GTA Stroke Network

 

Contact Information: 

Kathy Golfinopoulos
Stroke Program Administrative Assistant, North & East GTA Stroke Network
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
2075 Bayview Avenue, 5th Floor, D Wing, Room D5-81
Tel: 416-480-6100, ext. 3157
Fax: 416-480-4260

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Stroke Nurses

Armi Armesto-Heys
Clinical Nurse Specialist, Regional/Inpatient/Stroke Prevention Clinic
North & East GTA Stroke Network

Cathy Bouthillier

Clinical Nurse Specialist, Regional/Inpatient/Stroke Prevention Clinic
North & East GTA Stroke Network

Sharron Runions
Clinical Nurse Specialist, Regional/Inpatient/Stroke Prevention Clinic

North & East GTA Stroke Network

 

Regional Stroke Best Practice Team

The Regional Stroke Best Practice Team is an interprofessional team providing occupational therapy, physiotherapy, speech-language pathology, nursing, and nutritional counselling with a focus on improving clients’ functional abilities so they can live as independently as possible. They provide leadership and education to support development and implementation of best practice stroke care related to the assessment, rehabilitation, and recovery  needs of persons with stroke in the hospital and community.  Their role facilitates access to nursing and allied health stroke expertise and consultation services for patient assessment and treatment planning as required.

Signs of a Stroke

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