More People in the South East Region Now Survive & Recover after a Stroke

A recently released provincial report indicates that patients and families from across the South East Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) are benefiting from improved access to stroke care.

According to new data released by the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES) and the Ontario Stroke Network (OSN), the South East LHIN showed the biggest improvement in 30-day mortality rate following an acute stroke.

The SE Report Card serves as a positive indication that the quality of stroke care continues to improve in this region and highlights the significant impact of access to stroke unit care now available for all residents of the South East LHIN in Belleville, Brockville and Kingston.  The South East is also one of two top performers in providing access to Home-Based Community Rehabilitation. These improvements have helped people to return home safely and succeed in staying home to recover.

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 “I was so pleased to be involved in advising on the stroke unit in Brockville. Our family was involved in the development of a video on the importance of acute stroke unit care. We were able to reinforce the importance of the knowledge and experience of a dedicated team and how this helps others to become “survivors”. The recent decrease in mortality rate in our local area from 17 to 4 per cent is amazing and I am proud to have been a part of this endeavor.” – Linda Weese, Stroke Survivor, Mallorytown