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Treatment of stroke in a stroke unit,Unit Trialists' Collaboration. Organised inpatient (stroke unit) care for stroke. The Cochrane Database of Systematic Revie ws 2001, Issue 3 Art No: CD000197 DOI: 101002/14651858CD000197 2001. Foley N, Salter K, Teasell R. Specialized stroke services: A meta-analysis comparing three models of care. Cerebrovascular Diseases. 2007;23(2-3):194-202. and treatment with tPA Wardlaw JM, del Zoppo G, Yamaguchi T. Thrombolysis for acute ischaemic stroke. The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2003, Issue 3. Art. No.: CD000213. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD000213. Mielke O, Wardlaw J, Liu M. Thrombolysis (different doses, routes of administration and agents) for acute ischaemic stroke. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2004, Issue 4 Art No:CD000514DOI: 101002/14651858CD000514pub2. 2004. The ATLANTIS ECASS and NINDS rt-PA Study Group Investigators. Association of outcome with early stroke treatment: Pooled analysis of ATLANTIS, ECASS, and NINDS rt-PA stroke trials. Lancet. 2004;363(9411):768-74. (an agent that breaks up clots) has been shown to save lives. The following table summarises the hospitals that have a stroke care unit for dedicated care of stroke patients, as well as those that provide tPA for acute stroke care in suitable patients. This is self-reported information provided by these hospitals to the National Stroke Foundation, and was correct as of February 2008. Some further information has been provided to the Stroke Society of Australasia by some hospitals. This information has been used to update the list (see below). Attending a hospital having a stroke unit does not guarantee that treatment will be provided in the stroke unit. Similarly, attending a hospital that is listed as providing treatment with tPA does not guarantee that treatment with tPA will be provided. Patients should check with their local hospital whether they have a stroke unit and whether treatment may be provided with tPA.

In the future this page will also list hospitals that have a stroke rehabilitation unit.

If the details for your hospital are incorrect, please provide updated details to the secretariat using the contact form. This will help keep this list as up to date as possible. 

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Stroke Unit by State: ACT | NSW | QLD | SA | Tas | VIC | WA


Stroke Unit

tPA available

Number of beds

Canberra Hospital WodenYes10
Bankstown HospitalBankstownNo4
Belmont District Hospital BelmontNo4
Blacktown HospitalBlacktownNo4
Bowral Hospital BowralNo4
Broken Hill Hospital Broken HillNo4
Campbelltown Hospital CampbelltownNo6
Concord Hospital ConcordYes4
Gosford HospitalGosfordYes8
John Hunter Hospital New Lambton HeightsYes4
Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Hospital HornsbyYes4
Liverpool Hospital Liverpool
Manly Hospital ManlyYes6
Nepean Hospital PenrithYes8
Mater Hospital NewcastleNo4
Prince of Wales Hospital RandwickNo9
Royal North Shore Hospital - St LeonardsYes4
Sutherland Hospital - Caringbah No 4
St Vincents - Darlinghurst Yes 6
Wagga Base Hospital*
Westmead Hospital - Westmead Yes 8
Wollongong Hospital - Wollongong No 4
Wyong Hospital - Wyong Yes 4
St. George Hospital - Kogarah No 4 (8 in Nov)
Wesley Hospital - Auchenflower Yes 6
St Andrew's Hospital - Brisbane No 15
Royal Brisbane & Women's Hospital -Brisbane Yes 12
Princess Alexandra Hospital - Woolloongabba* Yes 6 - 8
Townsville Hospital - Kirwan No 4
Redcliffe Hospital - Redcliffe No 8
The Royal Adelaide Hospital - Adelaide Yes 12
Flinders Medical Centre - Bedford Park Yes 15
Repatriation General Hospital - Daw Park No 
Royal Hobart Hospital - Hobart Yes 10
Launceston General Hospital - Launceston Yes 11
Alfred Hospital - Prahran Yes 
Austin Hospital - Heidelberg Yes 8
Ballarat Health Services Base Hospital- Ballarat* No 4
Box Hill Hospital - Box Hill Yes 8
Frankston Hospital*
Geelong Hospital Barwon Health Geelong No 4
Monash Medical Centre - Clayton
Yes 10
Royal Melbourne Hospital - Parkville
Yes 15
St Vincent’s Hospital - Fitzroy
Yes 5
South West Healthcare - Warrnambool Campus
No 4
Western Hospital - Footscray
No 18
Royal Perth Hospital, Perth
Yes 14
Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Nedlands
Yes 6
Fremantle Hospital, Fremantle
Yes 10
Geraldton Regional Hospital, Geraldton
Yes 6
Swan District Hospital, Middle Swan*
Yes 8
 * Updated using information provided by hospital staff  

Self reported stroke units without dedicated stroke beds, or with beds as part of neurology ward.



Royal Children’s Hospital* - Parkville Vic
Mona Vale Hospital - Mona Vale NSWNo
The Queen Elizabeth Hospital* - Woodville South SAYes



Burnie Hospital TAS
Lyell McEwin Hospital - Elizabeth Vale SA
Hospital St Sarina QLD
Gold Coast Hospital - Southport QLD Yes
Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Hospital - Coopers Plains QLD
Calvary Healthcare ACT
Ryde Hospital NSWNo

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