Stroke & TIA Clinic
This clinic provides treatment to patients who have experienced an ischaemic or haemorrhagic stroke or TIA.
Clinical service overview
We review patients admitted to the Stroke Unit and/or to consult patients referred by GP's or other hospital specialty units. We aim to ensure that all risk factors and potential causes of the stroke have been investigated and managed.
We also provide a service for patients who have presented to the Emergency Department with neurological symptoms that could be due to either a TIA, or TIA mimics such as migraines or epilepsy. Depending on the severity of the syndrome, not all of these patients require an inpatient stay and investigations can occur in the outpatient setting. We can provide comprehensive assessment and management to these patients.
Refer your patient
Fax referral to us
We accept GP and specialist referrals to this service.
All referrals are triaged by the service according to clinical urgency. Patients requiring immediate assessment should be sent to the Emergency & Trauma Centre.
To refer your patient, complete and fax a referral to us. For urgent referrals, also contact the service Registrar to discuss the case.
To ensure appropriate and timely triage, include all demographic and clinical details as well as relevant investigation results.
If you are concerned about any delay of the appointment or if there is any deterioration in your patient’s condition, contact the service Registrar on call on (03) 9076 2000.
- Referral enquiries (03) 9076 2025
- Referral fax (03) 9076 6938
- Prof Geoffrey Cloud: Stroke Medicine
- A/Prof Peter Hand: Neurology
- Dr Jorge Zavala: Neurology
- Dr Gary Yip: General Medicine
- Dr Anna Balabanski: Stroke
- Dr Vimal Stanislaus: Stroke