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Northland DHB Stroke/TIA Service

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What is a Stroke?

A stroke occurs when the blood supply to an area of the brain is interrupted causing damage to brain cells. This happens either with a clot in the blood vessel or the blood vessel bursting. The effects of a stroke depend on where in the brain, and how big, the interruption to blood flow is. Most people who have had a stroke are admitted to hospital. If the stroke has had significant physical effects you may be admitted to our rehabilitation unit aimed at increasing your independence, preventing complications from stroke and preventing further strokes.

For more information on stroke a very useful website is the New Zealand Stroke Foundation site www.stroke.org.nz

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Contact Details

Whangarei Hospital

Northland

Fax (09) 430 4115 during working hours; (09) 430 4132 after hours

Emergency Department: Open 24 hours / 7 days, Phone (09) 430 4100

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Whangarei Hospital
2 Hospital Road
Whangarei

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Whangarei Hospital
2 Hospital Road
Whangarei

Postal Address

Whangarei Hospital
Private Bag 9742
Whangarei 0148

This page was last updated at 3:29PM on November 7, 2016. This information is reviewed and edited by Northland DHB Stroke/TIA Service.