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Walter Gretzky gathers with local stroke patients to reinforce importance of calling 9-1-1

Posted Oct 28th, 2010

Niagara, Ontario: Members of the news media are invited to join Walter Gretzky and local stroke patient survivors who are marking World Stroke Day by gathering at the Greater Niagara General Site in Niagara Falls on Friday, October 29, to talk about the importance of calling 9-1-1 when symptoms of stroke appear.  

Also in attendance will be members of the Niagara Health System stroke team and Niagara Emergency Medical Services.

This event will take place from 9 to 9:45 a.m. in the front lobby.

In Niagara, the Greater Niagara General Site is designated as both a District Stroke Centre and a Stroke Prevention Clinic. A dedicated 10-bed Regional Acute Care Stroke Unit opened at this site last May. This unit provides comprehensive care and treatment to patients from across Niagara who have recently experienced stroke.

For more information, media may contact:

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

Niagara Health System