15 June 2017

Health Care Group welcomes stroke care coordinator

Clinical nurse specialist Jarrod Hunter (pictured above) has taken on the new position which follows on from the Victorian Stroke Telemedicine (VST) Program coordinated by Janette McCabe which Wimmera Health Care Group excelled in.

The VST program uses telemedicine to connect the emergency department at Wimmera Health Care Group with neurologists in Melbourne to assist in the timely diagnosis of stroke patients, while also providing expert advice to the hospital’s doctors on appropriate patient management. Wimmera Health Care Group is currently performing very well when benchmarked against other VST sites in rural Victoria and holds the record for the fastest diagnosis to treatment time, 38 minutes.