Stroke & TIA Clinic
We treat and care for people who have had a stroke or Transient Ischaemic Attack (TIA). We can investigate all possible causes of your stroke or TIA and make sure that risk factors are managed.
What we do
We can also see people who have presented to the Emergency Department with stroke-like symptoms and arrange for follow-up investigations to help in a diagnosis and treatment plan.
How to access this clinic
Referral from your GP
You need a referral letter from your GP or medical practitioner to access this service.
Your doctor will need to fax your referral letter to us. We will be in contact with you in clinically recommended times, depending on waiting list length. If there is no waiting list, you will receive an appointment booking letter or we will contact you to arrange a suitable time.
What to bring
Every time you come
- Medicare card
- Health Care Card and/or concession card (if you have one)
- Private health insurance card (if applicable/if you want to use it)
- Adverse drug alert card (if you have one)
- Previous X-ray films, scans, ultrasounds or any other test results or reports
- Medicines you need to take while you are here
- List of medicines you are currently taking (or the boxes), including medicines you have bought without a prescription, such as herbal supplements and vitamins
- Glasses, hearing aid(s) and/or walking frame if needed
For a clinic appointment
- Your appointment letter
- Any special items listed on your letter
- TAC or WorkCover claim number (if relevant)
- 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