Project News

February 15, 2022

The results are in: a new Fast Track rehabilitation referral process is a sustained success (even through COVID challenges)! Kingston Health Sciences Centre and Providence Care Hospital have worked together to enable rehab-ready stroke patients who meet Fast Track criteria to move to rehab quickly. Key to success was the quality improvement approach used, where stroke teams identified process changes and collaborated regularly on implementation.

October 6, 2021

When an intracranial aneurysm ruptures and bleeds, resulting in a subarachnoid hemorrhage, the mortality rate can be 40% to 50%, with severe morbidity of 10% to 20%.

May 6, 2020

Stroke care information for the Public - why to act FAST and call 911Local COVID-19 stroke care resources are listed by sector of continuum of care followed by Provincial and National resources.  Questions about the COVID-19 resources and their implementation can be directed to Stroke Network of SEOTake Care and Stay Safe! 

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January 31, 2019

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.

October 11, 2017

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.

April 7, 2017

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.

October 28, 2016

The Stroke Network of Southeastern Ontario delivered several poster presenttaions at the 2016 Canadian Stroke Congress in Quebec City.  Please see the links below:What We Heard: Charting a Course for Successful Community Reintegration after StrokeGaining Momentum to Improve Stroke Rehabilitation Intensity: One PDSA at a TimeProviding Access for Rehabilitation for Stroke Patients with DysphagiaPost Stroke Community-Based Exercise Guidelines: Update 2015

July 12, 2016

The Stroke Network of Southeastern conducted a community consultation in 2015.  The intent of the consultation was to hear stroke survivor, caregiver and health care provider voices and to actionably respond to those stories by charting a course toward improved community reintegration.  This report identifies priority areas for change as identified by the consultation participants as well as the resulting recommendations for charting that course.

June 28, 2016

Beginning on May 2, 2016 Stroke Survivors in Lanark, Leeds and Grenville counties have access to specialized stroke care at the Acute Stroke Unit in Brockville through the partnership of Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital and Brockville General Hospital. Stroke Unit Care is known to improve survival rates and to optimize recovery and return home. Please refer to the FACT SHEET, Video and Brochure for more information.