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Raising the Bar: Kingston Health Sciences Centre-Kingston General Hospital Site received its Third Accreditation Canada Stroke Distinction Award

KHSC achieved its third Stroke Distinction award!  The 2018 Accreditation Canada Report highlighted many strengths. There were more standards to meet this time round and the results were positive.   KHSC sustained achievement of performance indicator targets despite growing patient volumes. A greater number of criteria were achieved for patient and family education and each of the 14 protocols were demonstrated, an increase from last survey.  KHSC received extremely positive feedback on implementing 24/7 access to Endovascular Thrombectomy across the region.

New Services for Adults with Aphasia in the South East

January 2019 saw the first session of the pilot Kingston-based community Aphasia Conversation Groups.  A Kingston-based Aphasia Buddies Program also began providing services in January through the VON-Kingston.

New Provincial Resources Released to Enhance Implementation of Secondary Stroke Prevention Best Practices

A provincial workgroup of clinical experts was tasked with updating the Stroke Prevention Clinic Model of care in Ontario. The workgroup identified resources including strategies to implement best practice core elements in Secondary Stroke Prevention Clinics and to enhance system-wide performance and outcomes for people with TIA and stroke. The work has been completed and the compilation of resources was released on January 30th.

Community and Outpatient Stroke Rehabilitation - New Provincial Resources Released!

Community and Outpatient Stroke Rehabilitation Provincial Workgroup Report 

Stroke rehabilitation in the community and outpatient setting was identified as a provincial priority by the eleven regional stroke networks in Fall 2016 and the following resources are now available here  

Southeast Return to Work Toolkit Now Available

The Return to Work Toolkit provides stroke survivors, family members and healthcare providers with assistance to navigate the process of returning to work including information on local and provincial resources and an online Job Readiness Self-Assessment Guide.

Community Reintegration Leadership Team Releases 2018 Biennial Report

The Community Reintegration Leadership Team (CRLT), a community advisory committee for the Stroke Network of Southeastern Ontario (SNSEO), includes persons with stroke, family members and community service providers.  The CRLT was formed after a community consultation in 2007 with the goal of supporting initiatives and actions that will help with community reintegration following a stroke. 

International Recognition for the Stroke Network of SEO at the World Stroke Congress Oct 2018

The 11th World Stroke Congress took place in Montreal in Oct 2018 bringing together leading international stroke experts.

The Stroke Network of SEO teams were engaged in the delivery of presentations related to Stroke Prevention Clinic core elements, Endovascular Thrombectomy, Acute Stroke Unit care, innovations in rehabilitation, and the evaluation of stroke care in Complex Continuing Care and LTC settings, a true cross-continuum contribution! 

Congratulations on a full year of 24/7 access to Stroke Endovascular Thrombectomy across Southeastern Ontario!

A year ago KHSC expanded access to its Stroke Endovascular Thrombectomy Service  from weekday to 24/7 delivery. This move to round-the-clock service was a big step that required an incredible commitment from many across the region including referring hospitals, paramedic services and the large and growing team of experts within KHSC.  Over the past year, we have learned that we can indeed deliver this complex service successfully with great outcomes for patients across Southeastern Ontario.

New Resources to Help Find Physical Activity Programs & Resources

Navigation maps of physical activity programs and common resources have been created by the Southeastern Health Collaborative (SEOHC) for each of the three public health geographic areas in our region.  The SEOHC is comprised of many programs and networks with an overall objective of jointly supporting primary care providers in their efforts with a focus on prevention. 

Supporting Patient & Family Education across the Region

Working with stroke survivors, families and health care providers, the SNSEO developed a listing of recommended contents for a Stroke Information Package. This package is intended to support survivor and family education as well as community reintegration following a stroke. Ideally, this package would be provided to all stroke survivors early in their hospital stay though it may be useful at any point in the care journey.