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About the South West Stroke Project


The South West Stroke Project is improving stroke care in the South West LHIN* so people in this area who have a stroke or TIA (transient ischemic attack) have access to the best possible care.

Improving inpatient stroke care

Inpatient stroke care in the South West LHIN is provided at 7 Designated Stroke Centres. Paramedics will take all residents in the South West LHIN who have a TIA or stroke to a Designated Stroke Centre so they can receive specialized care from stroke experts.

The 7 Designated Stroke Centres
  • Acute:
    • London Health Sciences Centre’s University Hospital
  • Acute and Inpatient Rehabilitation:
    • Huron Perth Health Care Alliance’s Stratford General Hospital
    • Grey Bruce Health Services’ Owen Sound Hospital
    • St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital
  • Inpatient Rehabilitation
    • St. Joseph’s Health Care London’s Parkwood Institute
    • Woodstock Hospital
  • Telestroke
    • Alexandra Marine and General Hospital

Improving stroke care after discharge

To improve care for people with stroke and TIA after they leave the hospital, recommendations were created to enhance secondary stroke prevention, outpatient, and community rehabilitation and stroke recovery services. Read the recommendation document.

What is the most important thing I should remember?

If you or someone who is with you is have the signs of stroke do not drive to the closest hospital. Instead, call 911 immediately and the paramedics will take you to the closest Designated Stroke Centre.


*The South West Local Health Integration Network (South West LHIN) serves Grey, Bruce, Huron, Perth, Middlesex, Oxford, Elgin and Norfolk (west) counties.