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.
The map below includes all the acute stroke and rehab organizations within the NEGTASN that provide specialized stroke services. Click on each marker for contact information and a link to their website.
The network is supported by a regional team consisting of:
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
2075 Bayview Avenue, 5th Floor, D Wing, Room D5-81
Tel: 416-480-6100, ext. 3157
The NEGTASN stroke nurse operate from the Regional Stroke Center located at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre (SHSC). Their role encompasses multiple clinical aspects within SHSC, such as facilitating the triaging process and serving as the primary point of contact for EMS. They also offer education and support the development of protocols in community hospitals.
The Regional Stroke Best Practice Team is an interprofessional team made up of an occupational therapist, physical therapist, social worker and speech-language pathologist. This team works with clients and focuses on improving their functional abilities so they can live as independently as possible. The team provides leadership and education to support the development and implementation of best practice stroke care related to the assessment, rehabilitation, and recovery needs of persons with stroke in hospital and the community. Part of their role is to provide collaborative consultative services to stroke survivors aiming to link them with community partners and available resources.
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.