MOBILE STROKE UNIT
BRINGING STROKE CARE DIRECT TO PATIENTS
On November 12th, 2017, Melbourne Brain Centre at Royal Melbourne Hospital was proud to launch Australia's first Mobile Stroke Unit (MSU), in conjunction with Victorian Premier, Daniel Andrews MP, and Minister for Health, Jill Hennessy MP.
It has taken years of planning and over $9 million to make this new vehicle a reality. It has truly been a team effort - a project not possible without many valued collaborators and supporters, including Ambulance Victoria, Royal Melbourne Hospital, RMH Neuroscience Foundation, Stroke Foundation, The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health and the University of Melbourne.
The series of BRAINtranslate video features below seek to explain and explore our first Mobile Stroke Unit in more detail.
INTRODUCING THE MELBOURNE MOBILE STROKE UNIT
By Francesca Langenberg
In this video, Francesca Langenberg (CT Supervisor) introduces the Melbourne Mobile Stroke Unit (MSU) - a new ambulance with an on-board CT scanner, which will allow for quicker diagnosis and earlier treatment of stroke patients.
NURSING & PATIENT CARE WITHIN THE MELBOURNE MOBILE STROKE UNIT
By Skye Coote
In this video, Skye Coote (Nursing Coordinator) explains the purpose of the new Melbourne Mobile Stroke Unit, and introduces the team who will work within it to provide immediate, life saving patient care.
NEUROLOGIST'S ROLE WITHIN THE MELBOURNE MOBILE STROKE UNIT - COMING SOON
By Dr Henry Zhao
In this video, Dr Henry Zhao (Neurologist and Medical Coordinator) explains the role of the Melbourne Mobile Stroke Unit's on-board neurologist, and discusses the information gathered to ensure the most appropriate and efficient patient care is delivered.