Haliburton County Paramedic Service is following a stroke protocol, so if you or a family member are having signs and symptoms of a stroke our paramedics will take you directly to a stroke centre. Currently, we transport to two stroke centers: the Peterborough Regional Health Centre and Huntsville District Memorial Centre. Where you live in the County will determine which hospital you will be taken to, as time is critical.
Signs and Symptoms of a stroke
FACE is it drooping?
ARMS can you raise both?
SPEECH is it slurred or jumbled?
TIME to call 9-1-1 right away.
If you experience any of these Signs and Symptoms call 911 immediately.
© Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, 2014
Below are two downloadable PDF files which are pamphlets for each individual hospital explaining the stroke protocol more clearly. You will require Adobe Reader to view the files.