The Regional Stroke Unit is located on Medical Unit 2C, from the Main Entrance, turn right down the Main Atrium and turn right at the Grand Staircase. Follow the hallway most of the way to the end until you reach 2C (the Regional Stroke Unit) on your left. Visiting hours are 11:30am to 8:30pm.
If you ever have questions, you can get directions from one of our friendly volunteers at the Information Desk, across and to the right from the main doors.
A stroke unit is defined as a specialized, geographically defined hospital unit dedicated to the management of stroke patients and staffed by an interprofessional stroke team with a specialized interest in stroke care.
Early access to a specialized stroke unit is an effective, proactive approach that saves lives and improves patient outcomes.
The Regional Stroke Unit’s specialized team of doctors, nurses, and therapists are experts in stroke. The stroke team will work closely with you and your family and or partner in care in your treatment and recovery. Although you will experience fatigue and may not feel very energetic your participation in therapy is very important for your recovery.
The stroke team will develop a discharge plan in consultation with you, your family and or partner in care. Part of the planning may include transfer to St. Joseph’s Hospital for further specialized stroke rehabilitation, arranging equipment, home supports including therapy or other resources you may need.
General visiting hours are between the hours of 11:30am and 8:30pm, though this may be altered due to healthcare needs of patients. Visitors are asked to use the hand sanitizers mounted on the wall before entering and when leaving the unit as well as before entering and when leaving your room.
Face is it drooping?
Arms can you raise both?
Speech is it blurred or jumbled?
Time to call 9-1-1 right away.
Act FAST because the quicker you act, the more of the person you save.
© Heart And Stroke Foundation of Canada, 2014