As part of the Central East Stroke Network, Peterborough Regional Health Centre (PRHC) was designated as the District Stroke Centre for the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge (HKPR) region in 2005. 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

PRHC was awarded Stroke Distinction by Accreditation Canada in 2018.


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

  • Physicians

  • Registered Nurses (RN)

  • Physiotherapists

  • Occupational Therapists

  • Speech Language Therapists

  • Registered Dietitians

  • Pharmacists

  • Social Workers


District stroke centre by the numbers infographic