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Teams can remove blood clot from brain of a patient suffering severe strokeKingston, ON – October 10, 2017 – A new stroke treatment is now available 24/7 at Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) and it’s already proving to be a game changer for some patients.

Southeastern Ontario shares their knowledge nationally with an excellent showing at the Canadian Stroke Congress in September 2017 in Calgary.  To view the posters from our region, click here

Navigation maps of smoking cessation resources for health care providers have been created by the Tobacco Control Area network of the three Public Health Units for each of the three geographic areas in our region.  Learn More

SE LHIN Home & Community Care (formerly CCAC) has been providing Enhanced Community Rehabilitation Services to eligible stroke survivors since 2009. A Communiqué is issued annually to all stakeholders to share the findings of ongoing program evaluation.

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

The Provincial Interprofessional Stroke Core Competency Framework has now been launched. The Stroke Core Competencies are an online framework consisting of a core set of stroke competencies for six disciplines.Learn More 

The Stroke Network of Southeastern Ontario recently released its 2017-19 Regional Stroke Workplan. Many partners contributed to key successes in the previous workplan including the implementation of region-wide access to Acute Stroke Units and Endovascular Treatment (EVT), as well as standardized measurement of Rehabilitation Therapy Intensity. A regional community consultation “What We Heard” helped to inform this new plan in addition to our regional stroke care performance.

A refreshed edition of the Quality-Based Procedures (QBP): Clinical Handbook for Stroke (Acute and Postacute), has been released by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC), in partnership with Health Quality Ontario (HQO) and the Ontario Stroke Network (OSN). The handbook became effective April 1 2017. Webinars are being delivered highlighting the specific changes– don’t miss registering for the webinar coming up on April 19th! If you can’t make it, view it on line. Best practice recommendations for Endovascular Treatment (EVT) have been added to the acute episode of care.

Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital and Brockville General Hospital have worked together to improve outcomes for stroke survivors.A person who experiences a stroke is more likely to survive, recover and return home when early stroke care is provided by a specialized team in an Acute Stroke Unit. Collaboration  between Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital (PSFDH) and Brockville General Hospital (BGH) created a combined Acute Stroke Unit in Brockville.