Stroke Treatment & Aftercare
Acute Stroke Care
- Thrombolysis – Also known as clot busting therapy, this is a medicine which is delivered by an intravenous drip to stroke patients within four and a half hours of the first symptoms of stroke.
- Thrombectomy or Clot Removal – A procedure performed by skilled doctors to remove large clots from blood vessels in the brain, usually within six hours of the onset of stroke.
Following a stroke, patients should have timely access to high quality rehabilitation appropriate to
their needs and desired outcomes. Rehabilitation starts within the acute setting and continues after discharge through the Community Integrated Stroke Service.
The Community Integrated Stroke Service co-ordinates transfer of care of stroke survivors
Long Term Support
Provides essential ongoing personalised care and support people may need to rebuild their lives and minimize the risk of further stroke related events. They provide support for long-term needs through timely access to information and community based support. Also, they ensure people can manage their condition(s) as independently as possible and improve their health and wellbeing.