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Julie’s speedy stroke recovery thanks to VST

04 September 2020

Bendigo resident Julie Loomes recovered from a large stroke within a couple of days thanks to the quick response from paramedics and hospital staff

Australia’s first Indigenous neurologist Dr Angela Dos Santos

26 June 2020

Australia’s first Indigenous neurologist Angela Dos Santos talks about racism and protests during the pandemic

Demand surges for telehealth stroke service

19 June 2020

While many health services have reported a drop in demand during the coronavirus pandemic, VST has been used at record levels.

Telemedicine service for North West Tasmanian stroke patients

09 March 2020

The Victorian Stroke Telemedicine service launches in Tasmania, supported by the generous philanthropic equipment donation from the Elphinstone Foundation.

Australia could become home to world’s first stroke air ambulance

14 August 2019

Stroke researchers have been awarded funding to develop portable brain imaging tools in air and road ambulances.

Launceston neurologist shares ‘positive’ progress for stroke treatment

29 May 2019

VST neurologist Matt Lee-Archer talks about the progress of stroke treatment in the north of Tasmania.

Multiple studies confirm Stroke treatment game changer

23 May 2019

A series of studies that spanned 13 years have all concluded the time to treat ischemic stroke patients can be doubled.

VST treats 5000th patient

21 April 2019

In April 2019 the VST service reached the milestone of treating 5000 patients.

Albury-Wodonga Health stroke unit reconfigured for better patient outcomes

29 June 2017

For 18 months now, Melbourne neurologists have been assessing Albury-Wodonga Health stroke patients via a telemedicine link.

Health Care Group welcomes stroke care coordinator

15 June 2017

Clinical nurse specialist Jarrod Hunter (pictured above) has taken on the new position which follows on from the Victorian Stroke Telemedicine (VST) Program.

South West Healthcare emergency department plays role in new technology

14 December 2016

THE team behind the delivery of the first practical use of the new Victorian Stroke Telemedicine (VST) program at South West Healthcare included an experienced hand and a member of the emerging generation.

Victorian Stroke Telemedicine Program receives International Award for Excellence in Health Care

16 September 2016

The Victorian Stroke Telemedicine (VST) Program was a finalist and award recipient (honourable mention) in the 2016 Ko Awatea International Excellence in Health Improvement Awards.

Leveraging capacity across the health system to improve acute stroke care: The Victorian Stroke Telemedicine (VST) program

13 September 2016

Watch a short video about the Victorian Stroke Telemedicine Program

From strength to strength

09 June 2016

Damian O’Brien takes to the footy field. This time, it’s not as a ruckman for Hill End, it’s as a 22 year-old stroke survivor who’s celebrating a remarkable recovery.

New telemedicine technology vital in diagnosing strokes

25 May 2016

The Victorian Stroke Telemedicine (VST) program is assisting the diagnosis and treatment of acute stroke patients after hours at Ballarat Health Services (BHS).

Virtually saving stroke patient lives fast in Ballarat Health Services Base Hospital

06 May 2016

Ballarat stroke patients are already experiencing the benefits of a coordinated fast, off-site assessment approach.

Wimmera Health Care Group in stroke treatment trial

04 May 2016

Wimmera Health Care Group’s Horsham hospital is one of 16 Victorian hospitals taking part in a program to increase the response time and treatment for strokes.

Local man’s modern miracle

04 February 2016

A Culcairn man has told how virtual medical technology helped to bring him back from the brink of a potentially deadly stroke.

Top tech gets Stan up and about

21 January 2016

Stan’s remarkable recovery from severe stroke due to time-critical treatments received through VST.

Victorian Stroke Telemedicine

245 Burgundy St Heidelberg VIC 3084 Australia
+61 3 9035 7188

To access VST clinical services call the 1300 number on your TELEDOC

We encourage our VST participating sites to contact us for all cases of suspected acute stroke. Please call the 1300 number displayed on your TELEDOC to speak directly to a VST stroke consultant. If you are unable to locate the 1300 number please call the VST office on 03 9035 7188 (Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm AEST).

For all other queries please email VST.Support@ambulance.vic.gov.au