“The entire region is to be congratulated on the stroke care improvements seen in each sector of care; every indicator showed positive change in our regional report!” Dr. Al Jin, Stroke Neurologist and Medical Director, Stroke Network of Southeastern Ontario.
In July 2019 we brought you news of a quality improvement event (called a Kaizen) at QHC that brought 50+ people together to focus efforts on reducing door to needle times. We saw representation from the Hastings Quinte Paramedic Services, Stroke Network of SE Ontario, many QHC Units as well as physician groups (including a visit by Dr. Al Jin of KHSC), health care leaders and many others. One unique part of a Kaizen event is the observation process before and after.
Every year the Stroke Networks review a robust provincial report on stroke care. In June 2020, CorHealth Ontario released a stroke care evaluation report that takes a new approach. It includes visual and graphic displays of trends in over 30 stroke care indicators over the past 5 years, providing a robust analysis of stroke system performance across the care continuum. The new 2018/19 Ontario Stroke Report shows steady growth in access to hyperacute treatment, Stroke Prevention Clinics and acute stroke unit care across the province, with strong care performance within our region.
A recently released provincial report indicates that patient and families from across the South East Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) are benefiting from ongoing improvements in access to hyperacute treatment and stroke unit care and home-based community rehabilitation. According to new data released by CorHealth Ontario, the SE Report Card and related Infographic highlight the SE Region as an exemplary performer in several key areas:High Thrombolysis ratesFastest Median door-to-needle time in the province; KHSC-KGH was listed as the top provincial performer at 24 minutesHigh access
A recently released provincial report indicates that patient and families from across the South East Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) are benefiting from improved access to hyperacute treatment and stroke unit care. According to new data released by CorHealth Ontario, the South East LHIN continues to show the biggest improvement in 30-day mortality rate following an acute stroke. The South East also has the lowest readmission rate of all 14 LHINs.The SE Report Card indicates that the SE Region has top/exemplary performance in many areas:Arrival at the ED by ambulance, t
Each year, approximately 1,100 individuals in Ontario are admitted to Complex Continuing Care (CCC) and 1,300 to Long Term Care (LTC) within 180 days of an acute care hospitalization for stroke or transient ischemic attack.
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 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.
The State of Stroke Rehabilitation in Ontario: 2016 Focus Report of the Ontario Stroke Network was released November 22nd. This report documents improvements made in stroke rehabilitative care in Ontario from 2011/12 to 2014/15. It presents detailed information on stroke survivor outcomes and implementation of best practices in rehabilitation at multiple levels of analysis. Stroke Evaluation Report 2016 – Rehab