South Australian Stroke Facilities
Updated: Jun 5, 2019
South Australia accounts for about 8% of the total strokes in Australia but has only 3% of the Stroke Units. In fact, the number of stroke survivors in continued rehabilitation in 2018 was 39,946 people.
Within South Australia there are 3 main centres for intensive stroke care. These are:
1. Flinders Medical Centre (link),
2. Lyell McEwin Hospital (link) and
3. the Royal Adelaide Hospital (link).
Whilst these last two hospitals have Thrombolysis units, which can help with a blood clot retrieval, they do not have a dedicated stroke unit for long term care. A long term stroke care unit can include physicians, nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, social workers, speech therapists, dieticians and a neuro-psychologist.
There are over 50 rehabilitation centres across the Adelaide CBD ( google maps), 13 North of the city and 9 towards the southern parts of the city areas. These provide continual care, alongside new technologies like the Add-Life Tech Alto system (link).
Google maps - stroke facilities in Adelaide