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Programs & Services


Primary Stroke Centre

 Location: St. Mary's Hospital

Provide 24 / 7 access to advanced stroke care using CT and TeleStroke technology via Emergency Departments.

Primary Stroke Centre Emergency Departments are linked to Comprehensive Stroke Centres via TeleStroke for immediate consultation with a stroke neurologist. This doctor can see the patient and the CT image remotely. This allows the patient to be assessed and treated without having to be transported first.

Working with the Emergency Department doctor, the stroke neurologist can assess if the patient needs a clot-dissolving medicine to limit the effects of an acute stroke.  They can also determine if the patient is a candidate for clot removal (Endovascular Thrombectomy - EVT) which is performed at the Comprehensive Stroke Centres.

Emergency Medical Services (EMS) transport to the nearest Primary or Comprehensive Stroke Centre in rural regions to improve accessibility for advanced stroke treatment.

Emergency Department staff in Non-Primary Stroke Hospitals/Centres know the criteria for the immediate transfer of stroke patients to the nearest Primary or Comprehensive Stroke Centre.

Contact Details

St. Mary's Hospital

Address
4607 53 Street
Camrose, Alberta
T4V 1Y5
Telephone
780-679-6100
Hours of Operation
Available
24 hour service
Access
Service Providers May Include
emergency physicians, neurologists, radiologists
Eligibility

Patients presenting with stroke symptom onset less than 6 hours, stroke symptoms upon waking or high-risk TIA

Service Access

Patients who go to a Non-Primary Stroke Centre/Hospital in Central Zone with signs and symptoms of stroke are immediately assessed, and transferred to the nearest Primary or Comprehensive Stroke Centre. Emergency Medical Services (EMS) use bypass protocols to transport patients with stroke symptoms to the nearest Primary Stroke Centre or Comprehensive Stroke Centre.


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