Back to accessibility links

Endovascular Clot Retrieval (ECR) Service Contact Details for Districts and Networks

The following table provides contact details for the six NSW ECR services. All districts and networks should follow their established referral pathways, including referral to interstate services where appropriate.

ECR Service

Hours of operation

Contact Number

Prince of Wales

24/7

Please call - 1800 4 STROKE

Liverpool

24/7

Please call - 1800 4 STROKE

Royal Prince Alfred

24/7

Please call - 1300 ECRNOW (1300 327 669)

John Hunter Hospital

24/7

Please call - 02 4921 3000

Royal North Shore

In-hours only*

Please call- 1800 738 764

Westmead

In-hours only*

Please call- 1800 738 764

*NB: Districts and networks that refer to Royal North Shore or Westmead in-hours should contact any 24/7 service for after-hours services


For John Hunter Hospital (JHH) ECR Service

Clinicians within Hunter New England LHD, Central Coast LHD and Mid North Coast LHD seeking assistance or referring into the service at JHH should follow the pathway of contacting the 24/7 acute stroke service neurologist. The on-call acute stroke service neurologist will triage the patient, if deemed appropriate, to the JHH Interventional Neurology Service.


For Sydney Metropolitan ECR Services

Clinicians seeking assistance or referring into one of the Metropolitan Sydney services should note the following:

  • If district or network clinicians referring into one of the Metropolitan Sydney services experience any difficulties or delays in transferring a patient deemed clinically appropriate for ECR procedures this should be escalated to the relevant ECR facility Executive Coordinator.
  • The ECR facility Executive Coordinators are outlined in the table below.

Sydney Metropolitan ECR Service

Facility Executive Coordinator

Contact number

Prince of Wales

Jennie Barry

0478 172 278

RPA

Teresa Anderson

Dr Tim Sinclair

0418 680 060

0410 705 777

Royal North Shore Hospital

Alison Zecchin

0412 582 256

Liverpool

Karen McMenamin

0417 828 793

Westmead

Jenelle Matic

0425 284 498

  • Clinicians experiencing any difficulties or delays in contacting NSW Ambulance should follow their local escalation pathways.