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The Stroke Unit provides 24/7 access to acute stroke treatment.
We offer thrombolysis (a 'clot busting' drug) and endovascular clot retrieval (procedure to remove blockages in the brain), as well as on-site referrals to Neurosurgery and Vascular Surgery.
After a stroke, you will be cared for on our Neurology ward, and assessed and cared for by a specialised team of nurses and allied health. The ward has a 4-bed Stroke High Dependency Unit.
which includes a and assessed . The Stroke medical team will investigate the possible causes of stroke and request additional tests as required.
We provide the following services:
We run the following clinics:
Find out more about clinic times and bookings in Specialist Clinics.
If you suspect that someone has had a stroke, call 000 and ask for an ambulance.
You need a referral from your GP, specialist or health care provider to attend one of our clinics.
If you suspect that a patient has had a stroke, call 000 and ask for an ambulance.
Find out how to refer your patient.
Phone: 03 9496 2910
Fax: 03 9496 4605
Head of Unit
Professor Vincent Thijs
Level 6 East
145 Studley Road
Acute Stroke Unit
PO Box 5555
Heidelberg Victoria 3084