As part of the Central East Stroke Network, Peterborough Regional Health Centre (PRHC) is the designated District Stroke Centre for the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge (HKPR) region. As the District Stroke Centre, PRHC is able to deliver clot-busting medication (tPA) and is a triage centre for Endovascular Treatment (EVT), or clot removal.

PRHC provides stroke services, supporting patients in Haliburton, the City of Kawartha Lakes, Northumberland, Peterborough, and Northern Hastings County.

The District Stroke Centre is committed to:

  • Providing organized and coordinated stroke care to patients based on best practices and evidence

  • Working with our community partners to provide leadership in stroke care

  • Ongoing education and training

  • Continuous monitoring, evaluation and improvement of services in the HKPR district

Accreditation Seal logoAlong with being the District Stroke Centre for HKPR, PRHC has been awarded Stroke Distinction by Accreditation Canada since 2018. This program involves rigorous assessment against nationally recognized Canadian Stroke Best Practices. To achieve Stroke Distinction an organization must meet targets for stroke specific indicators and protocols, demonstrate targeted client and family education materials as well as produce a project demonstrating excellence and innovation in stroke care. This commitment to high quality stroke services is evaluated every four years by surveyors from Accreditation Canada.


The healthcare team at PRHC has special training in stroke care and includes:

  • Physicians

  • Nurses

  • Physiotherapists

  • Occupational Therapists

  • Speech Language Therapists

  • Registered Dietitians

  • Rehabilitation Assistants

  • Pharmacists

  • Social Workers

  • Community Partners