Testing and treatment for stroke
Stroke is always a medical emergency. Getting fast treatment for stroke can be the difference between death, disability and a good recovery.
If you or someone else experiences the signs of stroke, no matter how long they last, call triple zero (000) immediately. When you call triple zero (000), warn them it is a possible stroke when the ambulance is sent.
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Care on a stroke unit is one of the most effective ways of treating a person after a stroke. A stroke unit is an area in a hospital where there is a specialised stroke team. Unfortunately not all hospitals have a specialised stroke unit, so you may be treated in a general hospital ward.
Find a stroke care unit
Browse hospitals that have specialist staff and services specifically for strokeRead more
Testing after stroke
When you get to hospital, they will give you test to find out what sort of stroke you had.Read more
Treatment after stroke
Your health professionals will work with you to ensure you make the best recovery possible.Read more
Rehabilitation after stroke
Rehabilitation is the therapy and activities you do that drive your recovery.Read more