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Regional Acute Stroke Unit opening in Niagara Falls

Posted Apr 29th, 2010

Niagara Falls, Ontario: The news media is invited to attend the official opening Monday, May 3, of the new 10-bed Regional Acute Stroke Unit at Greater Niagara General Site.

This unit is the first of its kind in Niagara. Newly renovated patient rooms have fully accessible washrooms, separate sinks in each room for better infection control, ceiling-mounted patient lifts, and cabling for video consultation with regional and provincial partners.

The official opening will begin at 10 a.m. with remarks from NHS leaders, Niagara Falls Mayor Ted Salci, MPP Kim Craitor and stroke survivor Cam Williams from Fort Erie. Following remarks, the media is invited to tour the facility on Unit D and learn more from the stroke team.

Official Opening, 10 – 11 a.m. (park in Allied Health Building lot and walk through tunnel. Follow signs to Inpatient Physiotherapy)

  • 10 a.m. - Invited guests gather in Inpatient Physiotherapy, near Boardroom on lower level of main hospital
  • 10:05 a.m. - Opening remarks
  • 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. - Guided tours of the new  unit, video by stroke survivor Walter Gretzky, light refreshments

Public Open House, 3 – 6 p.m. (park in Allied Health Building lot and walk through tunnel. Follow signs to Inpatient Physiotherapy)

  • 3 to 6 p.m. - Public Open House with guided tours, video by stroke survivor Walter Gretzky

Free parking during the day only in the Allied Health Building lot off North Street.

For more information, contact:

Caroline Bourque Wiley
Public Affairs Consultant
905-378-4647, ext. 43113
cwiley@niagarahealth.on.ca

Niagara Health System