The Vancouver Stroke Program is based out of Vancouver General Hospital (VGH). The Program provides highly specialized inpatient and outpatient medical care for patients with stroke and cerebrovascular diseases, educates medical trainees, and conducts stroke related research.
The VGH Stroke Service is staffed by neurologists with expertise in stroke who are available 24/7, 365 days a year via the VGH Stroke Pager to immediately evaluate patients suffering from a possible acute stroke and to answer advice calls from physicians around the province. Stroke neurologists provide urgent consultations when they are on service and also manage a busy stroke ward. Outpatients with a stroke related concern are assessed in the VGH Stroke Prevention Clinic, which serves as a critical resource for emergency departments and physicians across the Lower Mainland taking care of patients with urgent cerebrovascular issues.
Located in: Vancouver Coastal Health Authority (VCH).