The Stroke Rapid Assessment Unit (SRAU) is located at the Victoria General Hospital and Nanaimo Regional General Hospital and provides rapid access to:
- neurologists with special interests in stroke
- nurses with special training in stroke care
- imaging studies of the brain and blood vessels
This allows for timely assessment of patients who have suffered a minor stroke or TIA, which significantly reduces the number of first and recurrent strokes. It also allows for early identification of patients who are candidates for surgery on the major blood vessels to the brain, as well as prompt placement on medications for stroke prevention.
The clinic is an outpatient clinic, which means patients do not stay overnight.
General Information on Stroke Rapid Assessment Unit
Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.