ABOUT US
In these pages you will find information about the role of the West GTA Stroke Network, meet our team members and see the geography of our region. You will also find information about stroke services available at Trillium Health Partners, the regional stroke centre, and learn who our regional partners and stakeholders are. In this section you will also find information on our Regional Stroke Steering Committee.
WHO WE ARE

The West GTA Stroke Network is one of eleven networks in the province. As of June 22, 2017, the stroke networks are a part of CorHealth Ontario.

CorHealth Ontario, is an organization formed by the merger of the Cardiac Care Network of Ontario and the Ontario Stroke Network, with an expanded mandate spanning cardiac, stroke and vascular services through the entire course of care. CorHealth Ontario provides a strategic understanding of the care needs of both patients and providers as the basis for clinical quality improvement, provincial planning, resource allocation and performance measurement. The CorHealth Ontario strategic plan can be found here.

REGIONAL MAP
The West GTA Stroke Network consists of a 1500 square kilometer area and services 1.6 million residents in the Mississauga Halton and Central West regions.   It stretches from Orangeville/Shelburne in the north, to Lake Ontario in the south and from Kipling Avenue in the east to Highway 25 in the west.
OUR VISION
Fewer Strokes…Better Outcomes
OUR MISSION
To continously improve Stroke prevention, Care, Recovery and Re-integration
OUR GOAL
To decrease the incidence of stroke, Improve patient access, care and outcomes for stroke survivors and their families. We achieve our goals through professional education and by -promoting system change.
WHAT WE DO
This section will highlight some of the main activities of the West GTA Stroke Network. The West GTA Stroke Network participates in a variety of activities ranging from consultation to providing education using various formats.
The West GTA Stroke Network staff participate in various activities to achieve our goals. These activities include:
  • Collaborating with regional and provincial partners to identify, develop, implement and evaluate stroke care initiatives based on scientific evidence and best practice
  • Developing clinician expertise in stroke management through education opportunities and mentorship
  • Working with community partners to identify and address gaps in access and delivery of stroke services and community programs
  • Establishing prevention strategies to promote health, wellness and management of personal health
  • Developing a system of care which supports stroke patients and families
  • Monitoring performance of regional activities
MEET OUR TEAM
REGIONAL TEAM
NICOLE PAGEAU

NICOLE PAGEAU

Regional Program Director

Nicole.Pageau@thp.ca

905-848-7580 Ext. 2657

MEGAN SOUSA

MEGAN SOUSA

Regional Stroke Education and Acute Coordinator

Megan.Sousa@thp.ca

905-848-7580 Ext. 5006

STACEY WILLIAMS

STACEY WILLIAMS

Regional Stroke Rehabilitation Coordinator

Stacey.Williams@thp.ca

905-848-750 Ext. 5683

MAGGIE TRAETTO

MAGGIE TRAETTO

Regional Community and LTC Coordinator

Maggie.Traetto@thp.ca

905-848-7580 Ext. 5477

MARIA ATZORI

MARIA ATZORI

Sr. Administrative Services Associate

Maria.Atzori@thp.ca

905-848-7580 Ext. 5475

COMMUNITY STROKE NAVIGATORS
DANA LESKO

DANA LESKO

Community Stroke Navigator

Dana.Lesko@thp.ca

905-848-7580 Ext. 3551

SUZANNE SMITH-BAYLEY

SUZANNE SMITH-BAYLEY

Community Stroke Navigator

suzanne.smith-bayley@thp.ca

905-848-7580 Ext. 3551

STEERING COMMITTEE

The West GTA Stroke Network Steering Committee is made up of senior health leaders. This committee provides leadership and direction
to improve stroke in the Mississauga Halton and Central West regions. Initiatives recommended by the steering committee are implemented through various operational committees and working groups. See the following link for a full list of the West GTA Stroke Network
Steering Committee Members.

REGIONAL STROKE SERVICES
Stroke is a medical emergency. Chances of surviving a stroke and achieving full recovery are significantly higher if medical help is sought right away. Trillium Health Partners (THP) – Mississauga Site is the Regional Stroke Centre for the West GTA Stroke Region. It is one of the leading hospitals in Canada for delivering t-PA (clot buster) and EVT (clot removal) to acute stroke patients. It provides tertiary-level adult stroke services including “on call” neurologists to provide acute stroke treatment, neurosurgery services, cerebral-vascular intervention, as well as highly skilled emergency staff who are experienced in identifying and treating stroke patients. Trillium Health Partners provides comprehensive services spanning acute care through outpatient rehabilitation services. Two services, the Comprehensive Stroke Unit and the Regional Stroke Prevention Clinic are highlighted in more detail in the sections below.
COMPREHENSIVE STROKE UNIT
Trillium Health Partners Comprehensive Stroke Unit (CSU) is a 52 bed unit comprised of 32 acute and 20 rehabilitation beds. The experience on the stroke unit is seamless. When a patient is admitted on the CSU he/she will receive stroke care from acute through rehabilitation within the same bed and with the same experienced inter-professional stroke team.
REGIONAL STROKE PREVENTION CLINIC
The purpose of the Stroke Prevention Clinic is to provide early access to neurological assessment, diagnostic testing, and medical/interventional treatment for patients who have been identified at high risk for stroke. The ultimate goal of stroke prevention is to reduce the incidence of stroke and enhancing awareness and education on the warning signs of stroke, risk factor management. The Regional Stroke Prevention Clinic is located at Trillium Health Partners-Mississauga Site.
BYPASS/REPATRIATION MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING (MOU)
STAKEHOLDERS AND PARTNERS
Regional Health Agencies (LHINs)
Long Term Care Homes
Please refer to the Mississauga Halton and Central West Healthline for a listing of Long Term Care homes in your area.  Additional information on the Long Term Care sector can be found here.
Community Agencies And Day Programs
For a list of community agencies and day programs please refer to the Community Stroke Resources Booklet
Other Regional Stroke Networks In Ontario
Paramedic Services
Hospitals
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