The Stroke Network of Southeastern Ontario is one of 11 regional networks across the province working with the Ontario Stroke Network and our local communities to achieve our Vision and Mission. Our Vision is "Fewer strokes. Better outcomes". Our Mission is "to continuously improve stroke prevention, care, recovery, and reintegration". The Stroke Network seeks to improve access to evidence-based stroke prevention and care in order to reduce stroke incidence, mortality and disability. Our work involves re-organizing stroke-care delivery across the care continuum, promoting continuous improvement and health system-change. A focus is placed on building stroke expertise and facilitating knowledge translation.
Southeastern Ontario covers a large geographic area of approximately 20,000 square kilometers. It has a resident population of close to 500,000. The area has a high rural residency of 46%. Health Planning for the Southeast Region is the responsibility of the South East Local Health Integration Network. Stroke services in the region are indicated on the interactive map.