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Stroke Distinction seal on a photo of two staff performing a clot retrieval procedure
Accreditation Canada awarded Hamilton Health Sciences’ Hamilton General Hospital Distinction in Stroke Services.
December 8, 2020

2020 Celebrations: Stroke Care


Hamilton Health Sciences earns Distinction in Stroke Services

The hospital received Distinction in both acute stroke services and inpatient stroke rehabilitation services. Read.

Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) is regarded as a provincial and national leader in stroke care. Hamilton General Hospital (HGH) serves as the Regional Stroke Centre for Central South Ontario (including the Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant LHIN and Waterloo-Wellington LHIN), serving adults in an area of 2.3 million residents. The Central South Regional Stroke Program is one of 11 regional centres established across the province.

In January, HHS earned a distinction in stroke services from Accreditation Canada. Distinction indicates that HHS has demonstrated national leadership in the delivery of high quality stroke care, meeting Canadian Stroke Best Practices.

Throughout the rest of the year, we shared stories to demonstrate that stroke is a medical emergency. To recognize the Heart & Stroke Foundation’s Stroke Awareness Month in June, we told stories of three patients who received care quickly and recovered well. For World Stroke Day in November, we told the story of 89-year-old Stefan who had an uncomplicated recovery in hospital and is now participating in a global study.

Don’t miss our World Stroke Day video, where our diverse stroke team shares important messages in different languages.

And stay tuned for 2020 celebration stories this month.