Windsor Regional Hospital sets up specialized Acute Stroke Unit

Windsor Regional Hospital sets up specialized Acute Stroke Unit

Stroke patients at the Windsor Regional Hospital now have a unit dedicated to providing them with specialized care.

The new 16-bed Acute Stroke Unit was unveiled at the hospital's Ouellette campus on Thursday and will be staffed by a "stroke team" that includes nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists and speech language pathologists.

"Rather than having patients dispersed throughout the region, this unit allows us to concentrate our local stroke care expertise on one floor, one unit, to realize better patient outcomes," said the hospital's coordinator for the District Stroke Centre of Windsor-Essex, Denise St. Louis.

More to come.