Region Map – Muskoka

Muskoka Algonquin Healthcare
100 Frank Miller Drive
Huntsville, ON P1H 1H7

Phone:  705-789-2311

Website: www.mahc.ca

District Stroke Coordinator

Name:  Laura Derbyshire

Contact number:  705-789-2311 ext. 2223

Email address:  laura.derbyshire@mahc.ca

Geographical Area Served:

Since 2005, the District Stroke Centre has been serving a large catchment area stretching from Gravenhurst to Sundridge/South River and from Parry Sound to Dorset/Dwight, as well as indigenous communities in Wahta Mohawk and Moose Deer Point First Nations.

Stroke Services Provided:

Hyperacute:

Muskoka Algonquin Healthcare’s Huntsville site is a designated District Stroke Centre with specially trained staff and physicians educated with expertise in stroke best practices. Emergency care will be provided by paramedics and the ambulance will take you directly to the Emergency Department at Huntsville District Memorial Hospital. Once you arrive at the hospital, the care team will follow the acute stroke protocol and care pathways, which include access to the clot-busting tPA drug, and provide acute inpatient hospital care. As a designated stroke centre, we are accountable for stroke best practices in our catchment area.

Stroke Unit:  

Your acute stroke care upon admission to the hospital includes access to an interdisciplinary team of doctors and nurses and allied health providers including Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists, a Speech-Language Pathologist, Dietitian and Pharmacist. The care team will also work to establish partnerships and links to Home & Community Care to support your discharge and a safe transition to home or your next care destination. Once your acute care needs have been met, your continued recovery will be arranged with a facility with designated inpatient rehabilitation beds.

Rehabilitation (Inpatient & Outpatient):

Rehabilitation services are shared between all inpatients (not limited to those with a stroke diagnosis) at both sites. Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy and Speech-Language Pathology is available to inpatients. When your acute care needs have been met, arrangements will be made for you to have ongoing rehabilitation at a facility designated with inpatient rehabilitation beds. Typically this care is provided at the North Bay Regional Health Centre, Georgian Bay General Hospital in Penetanguishene, or through a Complex Continuing Care program in the North Simcoe Muskoka area. The South Muskoka Memorial Hospital Site in Bracebridge has designated Complex Continuing Care beds that may provide slow-stream rehabilitation.

Stroke Prevention Clinic:

Stroke prevention resources are available from your primary care providers including family doctors and nurse practitioners or at designated facilities. Muskoka and area patients can access a designated Stroke Prevention Clinic at the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre in Barrie.

Stroke Education Clinic

MAHC offers a monthly stroke education clinic at our sites in Bracebridge and Huntsville to all patients who come to either of the MAHC sites with TIA or stroke. This is provided by the MAHC District Stroke Nurse - Donna Crump, RN. You can refer yourself by calling 705-789-2311 ext. 2505. Leave a message with your name and telephone number and the reason for your call, and you will be contacted to set up an appointment date and time.

Community:

Home and community care as well as private resources are available in the community. For services available in the Muskoka area please refer to http://stroke.nsmhealthline.ca

Other:

For further information about the MAHC District Stroke Program, please click on the following link for District Stroke Centre.

Community Hospitals

HUNTSVILLE

Muskoka Algonquin Healthcare - Huntsville District Memorial Hospital Site
100 Frank Miller Drive
Huntsville, ON P1H 1H7

Phone: 705-789-2311

Website: www.mahc.ca

BRACEBRIDGE

Muskoka Algonquin Healthcare - South Muskoka Memorial Hospital Site
Bracebridge, ON P1L 2E4

Phone: 705-645-4404

Website: www.mahc.ca