The Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region’s Neurosciences Unit provides specialized care for adults with neurological impairment or dysfunction.

Neurology, neurosurgery and stroke patients are cared for in the unit. There is also a neuro observation unit.

The team caring for Neurosciences patients include physicians, nurses, social workers, physio and occupational therapists and attendants, speech-language pathologists, dietitians and pharmacists.

Stroke Prevention Clinic

The goal of the Stroke Prevention Clinic is to reduce the number of strokes through public education and early identification and treatment of people at risk for stroke.

A physician may refer clients to the clinic, if they have symptoms of a stroke or TIA (transient ischemic attack, that produces stroke like symptoms that resolve in 24 hours or less) Clinics are held on a weekly basis.

At the clinic, specially trained nurses interview patients, paying particular attention to the symptoms of stroke and stroke risk factors. Educational information and counselling is provided. They are then seen by a neurologist.

Group classes are offered on a regular basis. Classes include information on:

  • how strokes occur
  • risk factors
  • healthy eating
  • medications
  • stress
  • exercise

If you are interested in attending these stroke prevention classes, please call 766-3968 for further information.

For more information on strokes visit the Heart and Stroke Foundation Web site.

Acute Stroke Unit

The Acute Stroke Unit provides special care within the first three to seven days after a stroke. The goal of the unit is to have all medical tests, team assessments and special care provided within this time.

For more information on the unit click here.

Acute Occupational Therapy

The goal of occupational therapy is to enable individuals to function as independently as possible. Clients are taught how to function in their environment by using goal-directed activities to improve function in their areas of occupational function.

Acute Physiotherapy

Physiotherapists assess, treat and educate neurological patients and their families. Outpatient follow up is also provided to clients discharged from hospital.

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