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.