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Acute Stroke Team - Halifax Infirmary

The Acute Stroke Team at the Halifax Infirmary provides acute medical care, early rehabilitation and when appropriate, and palliative care to individuals who have experienced a stroke.

How do I prepare for my appointment/visit?

People are usually admitted through the Emergency Department.

What will happen at my appointment?

This pamphlet explains what to expect during your time on the Acute Stroke Unit

Will there be any follow up after my appointment?

Discharge planning starts as soon as you are admitted to the hospital. Your team members will work with you and your loved ones to come up with your discharge plan based on the care you need. When you leave the Acute Stroke Unit you may go:

  • Home (sometimes with extra help)
  • Home (with therapy as an outpatient)
  • To a hospital closer to home
  • To a rehabilitation unit to continue your therapy
  • To a long-term care facility

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Accessing this Clinic, Program or Service

How do I access this service?

Admission to Halifax Infirmary Acute Stroke Team is almost always through the Emergency Department after your stroke is diagnosed.  

If you are on a different hospital unit after your stroke, a transfer to the Acute Stroke Unit can be arranged. 

There are also Stroke Care Teams located throughout the province. Please contact those sites directly for more information:

Accessing Primary Care

There are many ways to access primary care, even if you're not currently attached to a primary care provider.

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Use this tool to identify the emergency care options that are currently available nearest to you.

If this is a medical emergency, please call 9-1-1 for immediate assistance

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