The progress of neurological services in the state's North were highlighted on Tuesday, as part of a business breakfast hosted by the Clifford Craig Foundation and St.LukesHealth.
Led by Launceston neurologist Dr Matt Lee Archer, the forum served as an opportunity to share some of the "positive" progress being made in stroke treatment.
Dr Archer said Launceston General Hospital would soon welcome CT perfusion imaging to help doctors better identify the best course of action for severe strokes.
"The advancements have really come in stroke medicine recently, about the type of imaging and scans we can do for patients, to get the best results," he said.
"Suddenly we are in a situation where we can actually really tell the physiology of the brain and how a brain can be saved.
"Sometimes we see patients where the stroke is almost complete, they come too late to hospital and their physiology is such that the stroke is too bad.
"But if I see a stroke like this [CT perfusion imaging], I know it's absolutely vital to open that artery as soon as possible."
Dr Archer commenced a full-time position at the LGH in January, ending an almost -two-year drought for Northern neurological services.
Clifford Craig Foundation chief executive Peter Milne said it was important to recognise the positive contributions to health.
"Unfortunately with the health sector, we often hear about the negative things, in hospitals especially," he said.
"It is through these forums that we can bring you the positive stories, and some of the positive people at the forefront of good health care delivery here in our city."