Stroke

If you've had a stroke, you know it is a  sudden and traumatic experience.  It's also the start of a life-long journey to recovery. We know that you are worried about those next steps in your recovery, and as part of your team, we will work together with you and your family to provide you with the support you need. 

When you come to KGH in need of stroke care, you'll be in good hands. We are the regional stroke centre for Southeastern Ontario, and play a leadership role in this area. We have been widely recognized for the stroke care we provide as we have become one of only a few acute care hospitals across the country to achieve the Stroke Distinction Award from Accreditation Canada. KGH has also been recognized as having one of the best stroke treatment times in Canada.

If you or a loved one has had a stroke, please read our Partners in Stroke Recovery guide. You can use this guide during your recovery in hospital and as you continue your recovery journey at home. It will help you learn more about stroke and will provide you with information on how to take charge of your health. If you have any questions about your care or recovery, please speak to any member of your health-care team. We are always happy to speak with you and provide you with more information. You can also find additional information on the Heart and Stroke and Ontario Stroke Network websites

​Inpatient care

As an inpatient you will most likely be given a room on the seventh floor of our Kidd wing (Kidd 7). If you are looking to locate a patient who has been admitted to the hospital you can read more on our find a patient page.

As an inpatient, you will receive care from a health-care team that is made up of a number of different individuals. Who is on your team depends on the type of care you require. These interprofessional teams will always include doctors and nurses, but other individuals such as patient care assistants, occupational therapists, physiotherapists and dietitians, just to name a few, may also be involved in your care. When you are at KGH, you can always count on a range of people to play a key role in your health-care journey. If you would like more information on the types of people you may meet in the Medicine Program, please visit our care team page.

If you would like more information on what to expect if you are admitted as an inpatient at KGH, please see our 'while you are here' page.

Outpatient care

As an outpatient, you may be referred to a stroke clinic here at KGH. To be seen in a stroke clinic, you must be referred by your doctor or another health-care provider.