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Central East Stroke Network

Site: Barrie

Record #: CWD7198
Last Modified: 27 Nov 2023
Last Full Update: 15 Nov 2023


Office Phone 705-728-9090 ext 46311, 705-728-9090 ext 46320
Primary Contact Jenna Weck, Community and Long Term Care Coordinator; Phone: 705-728-9090 ext 46311; Email:
Alternate Contact Donelda Sooley, Regional Program Director; Phone: 705-728-9090 ext 46300; Email:


Address & Map
Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre
201 Georgian Dr
Barrie, ON
Canada L4M 6M2
Intersection Hwy 400 and Duckworth St
Physical Access Fully Accessible


Description (Service) One of 11 regional systems established to implement the Ontario Stroke System
  • goal is to improve access to evidence-based prevention and care in order to reduce stroke incidence, mortality and residual disability
  • provides education and presentations to healthcare providers, stroke support groups, and the general public regarding stroke best practices, addressing the risk factors, the signs of stroke, and the importance of calling 9-1-1 if you are experiencing the signs of stroke
    • The signs of sroke can be remembered by thinking of the word FAST
      • F is for Face, is it drooping?
      • A is for Arms, can you raise both?
      • S is for Speech, is it slurred or jumbled?
      • T is for Time, if any of the symptoms are present it is Time to call 9-1-1 right away.
  • District Stroke Centres differ from community hospitals in that they are organized to deliver time sensitive thrombolytic stroke therapy (clot busters) for eligible patients with acute ischemic stroke on an around the clock basis.
  • District Stroke Centres also assess and triage patients for Endovascular Therapy (EVT), a clot removal procedure. EVT is performed at specialized comprehensive stroke centres outside the Central East Stroke Region.
  • The following hospitals in the Central East Stroke Network are designated District Stroke Centres:
    • Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre, Barrie - Enhanced District Stroke Centre
    • Mackenzie Health, Cortellucci Vaughan Hospital, Vaughan - District Stroke Centre
    • Muskoka Algonquin Healthcare, Huntsville District Memorial Hospital, Huntsville - District Stroke Centre
    • Peterborough Regional Health Centre, Peterborough - District Stroke Centre
    • Lakeridge Health (Oshawa), Oshawa- District Stroke Centre

Service Details

Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Areas Served Durham Region ; Haliburton County ; Kawartha Lakes ; Muskoka District ; Peterborough (County of) ; Simcoe County ; York County
Eligibility No restrictions
Application Call or visit website
Languages English
Fees None - Paid by OHIP

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