More about the Ontario Stroke System and the Central South Regional Stroke Network
About the Central South Regional Stroke Network
The Regional Stroke Program is accountable for providing leadership, development, implementation and integration of stroke care throughout the Central South Region and across all points in the spectrum of stroke care (health promotion, primary and secondary prevention, acute care, rehabilitation and community reintegration including long term care).
The Regional Stroke Centre has a Regional Stroke Steering Committee (RSSC) to oversee coordination. This committee meets twice per year.
Organized Stroke Care
Organized stroke care, an integrated evidence-based approach to managing stroke, has been shown to reduce mortality and morbidity and improve functional ability and quality of life for stroke patients. Organized stroke care includes the entire continuum of care, from prevention to community re-engagement. The objective of organized stroke care is to improve stroke outcomes by ensuring that the time to definitive diagnosis and treatment is minimized and that optimal treatment is offered.
The Ontario Stroke System is based on a three-tiered model consisting of Regional Stroke Centres (RSCs), District Stroke Centres (DSCs) and community hospitals.
Central South Ontario has one Regional Stroke Centre: Hamilton Health Sciences, Hamilton General Hospital and three District Stroke Centres: Brant Community Healthcare System, Brantford General Hospital, Grand River Hospital and Niagara Health System, Greater Niagara General Hospital.