The Rapid Access TIA Clinic provides assessment and treatment for people who experience symptoms of stroke such as face weakness, arm or leg weakness, sensory changes to face, arm or leg such as loss of feeling, numbness and tingling, vision changes and difficulty with speech.
We offer rapid access to a range of tests and treatments for patients with TIA who have presented to an Emergency Department of NSLHD.
The TIA Clinic provides access to all tests to deliver a complete treatment plan in one visit. The clinic is an alternative to an inpatient admission.
All eligible patients will recieve a clinical assessment and fasting bloods to review risk factors of cholesterol and diabities. The tests that will be considered are a MRI of the brain, carotid artery ultrasound, heart ultrasound (echocardiogram), ambulatory ECG.
The TIA Clinic works in partnership with RNSH Radiology Department, RNSH Cardiology Department and NSW Health Pathology. The clinic offers comprehensive assessment and treatment of vascular risk factors in collaboration with the Diabetes Clinic, Hypetension Clinic and Nutrition Clinic. We are able to refer to other specialties as required for ongoing management.