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Stroke care units

Stroke is a medical emergency. If you think someone is suffering a stroke call 000 immediately.

Hospitals that have specialist staff and services specifically for stroke have been shown in research to improve care and outcomes for people with stroke.

Care in these stroke care units is recommended in national clinical guidelines and policy documents. The Acute Stroke Services Framework 2015 recommends all hospitals admitting 75 or more patients with stroke per year should have a stroke unit.

It is important to be aware of hospitals which have specialised stroke care units. The following list provides these details, as well as if they offer thrombolysis, a drug used very early after stroke (within first few hours) to dissolve the clot causing the stroke.

Australian stroke unit hospitals

Disclaimer: This information is based on self-reported information as at July 2017 as part of the National Stroke Audit or subsequent contact with individual sites and was updated in March 2018. Attending a hospital listed here does not guarantee that stroke unit care or thrombolysis will be provided. If there is no information about a particular hospital assume there is no stroke unit or thrombolysis service provided.
Hospital
Stroke unit
Thrombolysis
The Canberra Hospital Y Y
Calvary Health Care (private) Y
Y

* Hospital which currently admits less than 75 patients with stroke per year.

^ Hospital with local arrangements for bypassing thrombolysis candidates to a nearby stroke unit hospital that offers thrombolysis.

Hospital
Stroke unit
Thrombolysis
The Canberra Hospital Y Y
Calvary Health Care (private)   Y

* Hospital which currently admits less than 75 patients with stroke per year.

^ Hospital with local arrangements for bypassing thrombolysis candidates to a nearby stroke unit hospital that offers thrombolysis.

Hospital
Stroke unit
Thrombolysis
Bankstown Hospital Y Y
Bathurst Base Hospital* Y Y
Belmont Hospital* Y N^
Blacktown Hospital Y Y
Bowral Hospital* Y N
Broken Hill Base Hospital N Y
Calvary Mater Newcastle Hospital Y N^
Campbelltown Hospital Y Y
Coffs Harbour Health Campus Y Y
Concord Hospital Y Y
Dubbo Base Hospital Y Y
Fairfield Hospital* Y N
Gosford Hospital Y Y
Goulburn Hospital* N Y
Grafton Base Hospital N N
Griffith Base Hospital N Y
Hornsby Ku-ring-Gai Hospital Y Y
John Hunter Hospital Y Y
Lismore Hospital Y Y
Liverpool Hospital Y Y
Maitland Hospital N N^
Manly Hospital Y N
Manning Rural Referral Hospital Y Y
Nepean Hospital Y Y
Orange Base Hospital Y Y
Port Macquarie Base Hospital Y Y
Prince of Wales Hospital Y Y
Royal North Shore Hospital Y Y
Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Y Y
Shoalhaven Hospital Y N
St George Public Hospital Y Y
St Vincent's Hospital Y Y
St Vincent’s Private Hospital Sydney* Y Y
Sutherland Hospital Y N^
Tamworth Base Hospital Y Y
Wagga Wagga Base Hospital
Y Y
Westmead Hospital
Y Y
Wollongong Hospital
Y Y
Wyong Hospital
Y Y

* Hospital which currently admits less than 75 patients with stroke per year.

^ Hospital with local arrangements for bypassing thrombolysis candidates to a nearby stroke unit hospital that offers thrombolysis.

Hospital
Stroke unit
Thrombolysis
Bankstown Hospital Y Y
Bathurst Base Hospital* Y Y
Belmont Hospital* Y N^
Blacktown Hospital Y Y
Bowral Hospital* Y N
Broken Hill Base Hospital N Y
Calvary Mater Newcastle Hospital Y N^
Campbelltown Hospital Y Y
Coffs Harbour Health Campus Y Y
Concord Hospital Y Y
Dubbo Base Hospital Y Y
Fairfield Hospital* Y N
Gosford Hospital Y Y
Goulburn Hospital* N Y
Grafton Base Hospital N N
Griffith Base Hospital N Y
Hornsby Ku-ring-Gai Hospital Y Y
John Hunter Hospital Y Y
Lismore Hospital Y Y
Liverpool Hospital Y Y
Maitland Hospital N N^
Manly Hospital Y N
Manning Rural Referral Hospital Y Y
Nepean Hospital Y Y
Orange Base Hospital Y Y
Port Macquarie Base Hospital Y Y
Prince of Wales Hospital Y Y
Royal North Shore Hospital Y Y
Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Y Y
Shoalhaven Hospital Y N
St George Public Hospital Y Y
St Vincent's Hospital Y Y
St Vincent’s Private Hospital Sydney* Y Y
Sutherland Hospital Y N^
Tamworth Base Hospital Y Y
Wagga Wagga Base Hospital
Y Y
Westmead Hospital
Y Y
Wollongong Hospital
Y Y
Wyong Hospital
Y Y

* Hospital which currently admits less than 75 patients with stroke per year.

^ Hospital with local arrangements for bypassing thrombolysis candidates to a nearby stroke unit hospital that offers thrombolysis.

Hospital
Stroke unit
Thrombolysis
Royal Darwin Hospital Y Y

* Hospital which currently admits less than 75 patients with stroke per year.

^ Hospital with local arrangements for bypassing thrombolysis candidates to a nearby stroke unit hospital that offers thrombolysis.

Hospital
Stroke unit
Thrombolysis
Royal Darwin Hospital Y Y

* Hospital which currently admits less than 75 patients with stroke per year.

^ Hospital with local arrangements for bypassing thrombolysis candidates to a nearby stroke unit hospital that offers thrombolysis.

Hospital
Stroke unit
Thrombolysis
Bundaberg Hospital Y N
Caboolture Hospital Y Y
Cairns Base Hospital Y Y
Gold Coast Hospital Y Y
Greenslopes Private Hospital Y Y
Gympie Hospital* Y Y
Hervey Bay Hospital Y Y
Ipswich Hospital Y Y
John Flynn Private Hospital Y Y
Logan Hospital Y Y
Mackay Hospital Y Y
Mater Adults Hospital Y Y
Princess Alexandra Hospital Y Y
Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Hospital* Y Y
Redcliffe Hospital Y Y
Redland Hospital Y Y
Robina Hospital Y Y
Rockhampton Hospital Y Y
Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital Y Y
Sunshine Coast University Hospital Y Y
The Prince Charles Hospital Y Y
Toowoomba Hospital Y Y
Townsville Hospital Y Y
Wesley (private) Hospital Y Y

* Hospital which currently admits less than 75 patients with stroke per year.

^ Hospital with local arrangements for bypassing thrombolysis candidates to a nearby stroke unit hospital that offers thrombolysis.

Hospital
Stroke unit
Thrombolysis
Bundaberg Hospital Y N
Caboolture Hospital Y Y
Cairns Base Hospital Y Y
Gold Coast Hospital Y Y
Greenslopes Private Hospital Y Y
Gympie Hospital* Y Y
Hervey Bay Hospital Y Y
Ipswich Hospital Y Y
John Flynn Private Hospital Y Y
Logan Hospital Y Y
Mackay Hospital Y Y
Mater Adults Hospital Y Y
Princess Alexandra Hospital Y Y
Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Hospital* Y Y
Redcliffe Hospital Y Y
Redland Hospital Y Y
Robina Hospital Y Y
Rockhampton Hospital Y Y
Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital Y Y
Sunshine Coast University Hospital Y Y
The Prince Charles Hospital Y Y
Toowoomba Hospital Y Y
Townsville Hospital Y Y
Wesley (private) Hospital Y Y

* Hospital which currently admits less than 75 patients with stroke per year.

^ Hospital with local arrangements for bypassing thrombolysis candidates to a nearby stroke unit hospital that offers thrombolysis.

Hospital
Stroke unit
Thrombolysis
Flinders Medical Centre Y Y
Lyell McEwin Hospital Y Y
Mount Gambier Hospital N Y
Royal Adelaide Hospital Y Y
Whyalla Hospital N Y

* Hospital which currently admits less than 75 patients with stroke per year.

^ Hospital with local arrangements for bypassing thrombolysis candidates to a nearby stroke unit hospital that offers thrombolysis.

Hospital
Stroke unit
Thrombolysis
Flinders Medical Centre Y Y
Lyell McEwin Hospital Y Y
Mount Gambier Hospital N Y
Royal Adelaide Hospital Y Y
Whyalla Hospital N Y

* Hospital which currently admits less than 75 patients with stroke per year.

^ Hospital with local arrangements for bypassing thrombolysis candidates to a nearby stroke unit hospital that offers thrombolysis.

Hospital
Stroke unit
Thrombolysis
Launceston General Hospital Y Y
North West Regional Hospital N N
Royal Hobart Hospital Y Y

* Hospital which currently admits less than 75 patients with stroke per year.

^ Hospital with local arrangements for bypassing thrombolysis candidates to a nearby stroke unit hospital that offers thrombolysis.

Hospital
Stroke unit
Thrombolysis
Launceston General Hospital Y Y
North West Regional Hospital N N
Royal Hobart Hospital Y Y

* Hospital which currently admits less than 75 patients with stroke per year.

^ Hospital with local arrangements for bypassing thrombolysis candidates to a nearby stroke unit hospital that offers thrombolysis.

Hospital
Stroke unit
Thrombolysis
Albury-Wodonga Health Service (Albury Campus) Y Y
Albury-Wodonga Health Service (Wodonga Campus)* Y Y
The Alfred Hospital Y Y
The Austin Hospital Y Y
Bairnsdale Hospital* N Y
Ballarat Health Services – Base Hospital Y Y
Bendigo Health Care Group Y Y
Box Hill Hospital Y Y
Cabrini (private) Health Y Y
Central Gippsland Health Service (Sale Hospital)* Y Y
Dandenong Hospital Y N^
Echuca Hospital Y Y
Epworth Hospital Y Y
Frankston Hospital Y Y
Goulburn Valley Hospital Y Y
Latrobe Regional Hospital Y Y
Maroondah Hospital Y Y
Mildura Base Hospital* Y Y
Monash Medical Centre (Clayton) Y Y
Northeast Health Wangaratta N Y
Royal Melbourne Hospital Y Y
South West Healthcare (Warrnambool) Y Y
St Vincent's Hospital Y Y
The Northern Hospital Y Y
University Hospital Geelong Y Y
Western District Hamilton* Y Y
Western Health (Sunshine Hospital) Y Y
Western Gippsland Health Service* Y Y
Wimmera Health Care Group*
(Horsham Base Hospital)
Y Y

* Hospital which currently admits less than 75 patients with stroke per year.

^ Hospital with local arrangements for bypassing thrombolysis candidates to a nearby stroke unit hospital that offers thrombolysis.

Hospital
Stroke unit
Thrombolysis
Albury-Wodonga Health Service (Albury Campus) Y Y
Albury-Wodonga Health Service (Wodonga Campus)* Y Y
The Alfred Hospital Y Y
The Austin Hospital Y Y
Bairnsdale Hospital* N Y
Ballarat Health Services – Base Hospital Y Y
Bendigo Health Care Group Y Y
Box Hill Hospital Y Y
Cabrini (private) Health Y Y
Central Gippsland Health Service (Sale Hospital)* Y Y
Dandenong Hospital Y N^
Echuca Hospital Y Y
Epworth Hospital Y Y
Frankston Hospital Y Y
Goulburn Valley Hospital Y Y
Latrobe Regional Hospital Y Y
Maroondah Hospital Y Y
Mildura Base Hospital* Y Y
Monash Medical Centre (Clayton) Y Y
Northeast Health Wangaratta N Y
Royal Melbourne Hospital Y Y
South West Healthcare (Warrnambool) Y Y
St Vincent's Hospital Y Y
The Northern Hospital Y Y
University Hospital Geelong Y Y
Western District Hamilton* Y Y
Western Health (Sunshine Hospital) Y Y
Western Gippsland Health Service* Y Y
Wimmera Health Care Group*
(Horsham Base Hospital)
Y Y

* Hospital which currently admits less than 75 patients with stroke per year.

^ Hospital with local arrangements for bypassing thrombolysis candidates to a nearby stroke unit hospital that offers thrombolysis.

Hospital
Stroke unit
Thrombolysis
Albany Hospital N N
Bunbury Hospital N N
Fiona Stanley Hospital Y Y
Royal Perth Hospital Y Y
Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital Y Y
St John of God Midland Public Hospital Y Y

* Hospital which currently admits less than 75 patients with stroke per year.

^ Hospital with local arrangements for bypassing thrombolysis candidates to a nearby stroke unit hospital that offers thrombolysis.

Hospital
Stroke unit
Thrombolysis
Albany Hospital N N
Bunbury Hospital N N
Fiona Stanley Hospital Y Y
Royal Perth Hospital Y Y
Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital Y Y
St John of God Midland Public Hospital Y Y

* Hospital which currently admits less than 75 patients with stroke per year.

^ Hospital with local arrangements for bypassing thrombolysis candidates to a nearby stroke unit hospital that offers thrombolysis.