Description (Service) One of 11 regional systems established to implement the Ontario Stroke System * goal is to improve access to evidence-based prevention and care in order to reduce stroke incidence, mortality and residual disability * provides presentations to the public, service clubs, retirement homes and all health care providers in addressing the risks following stroke  
District Stroke Centres differ from community hospitals in that they are organized to facilitate the use of tPa for acute ischemic stroke on an around the clock basis * tPA (tissue plasminogen activator) is a type of thrombolytic drug, often referred to as clot busters  
The following hospitals in the Central East Stroke Network house District Stroke Centres: 
Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre, Barrie - Enhanced District Stroke Centre 
Mackenzie Richmond Hill Hospital, Richmond Hill (Formerly York Central Hospital) 
Muskoka Algonquin District Stroke Centre, Huntsville 
Peterborough Regional District Stroke Centre, Peterborough 
Lakeridge Health (Oshawa) District Stroke Centre
Service Details
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Areas Served Haliburton County ; Kawartha Lakes ; Muskoka District ; Peterborough (County of) ; Simcoe County ; York Region ; North Simcoe Muskoka LHIN; Central LIHN; Central East LIHN
Eligibility No restrictions
Application Call or visit website
Languages English
Fees None - Paid by OHIP
Address and Location
Located In Community Barrie
Address & Map
Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre
201 Georgian Dr
Barrie, ON L4M 6M2
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Intersection Hwy 400 and Duckworth St
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-728-9090 ext 46315 * 705-728-9090 ext 46311
Fax 705-792-3316
Primary Contact Alda Tee, Community and Long Term Care Coordinator; Phone: 705-728-9090 ext 46311; Email:
Alternate Contact Dorothy Burridge, Regional Education Coordinator; Phone: 705-728-9090 ext 46314; Email:
Primary Executive Cheryl Moher, Regional Program Director; Phone: 705-728-9090 ext 46300; Email:

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