Transforming Care Together: Several top performers highlighted in annual South East Stroke Report Card

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 to Stroke unit care with a region-wide rate of 80.5%; the Quinte Sub-region was listed as the top provincial performer with 89% access to stroke unit careHigh access to Home and Community Care Rehabilitation; the SE LHIN Home and Community Care was listed as the top performerLowest 30-day readmission rate of all 14 LHINs at 6.6%Quinte Health Care was listed as the top performer for flow to rehabilitation with a median of only 4 days from stroke onset to rehabilitation.The South East LHIN was highlighted as making greatest progress in Door-to-Needle times for thrombolysis, referral rates to Secondary Prevention Clinics after ED Discharge, and reduction in rates of discharge to Long Term Care or Complex Continuing Care.Focused work continues in the central and east parts of the region to improve access and timely flow from acute care to rehabilitation.Another area that requires ongoing attention includes anticoagulation rates for those with atrial fibrillation.Your local area stroke report card and local infographic can be obtained by contacting Cally Martin, Regional Stroke Director at cally.martin@kingstonhsc.caThe recently approved 2019-21 Regional Stroke Workplan highlights focused plans to drive excellence in each area of the care continuum. The Stroke Network of Southeastern Ontario is committed to working with stroke survivors, families and all partners to continuously improve the system of stroke prevention and care in this region.  Learn More