Regional Stroke Program

Stroke is the third leading cause of death in Canada and leaves thousands of people with permanent disabilities each year. In the central region in 2012 there were over 130 people who presented with stroke at the James Paton Memorial Regional Health Centre and the Central NL Regional Health Centre alone.  

New knowledge and treatment have potential to effectively prevent stroke and to dramatically improve stroke care outcomes. The goal of Central Health's Regional Stroke Program is to implement a coordinated and integrated approach to stroke care.  

We aim to:

  • reduce the incidence of stroke and transient ischemic attacks (TIA)in the region

  • optimize recovery and quality of life for stroke survivors throughout the region

  • reduce the financial burden of stroke in NL

  • improve stroke care by implementing standards that are based on the most current evidence, i.e Canadian Best Practice Recommendations for Stroke Care




Canadian Stroke Network

Heart and Stroke Foundation

​Other Chronic Disease Prevention and Management Programs: