World Stroke Day is on October 29, 2014

As many as 100 more residents will return home after a stroke rather than going to long-term care. World stroke day is October 29.

Organizations across the world will observe World Stroke Day on October 29, 2014. This day provides an opportunity to promote stroke awareness and prevention. 

The Waterloo Wellington Local Health Integration Network Board made a decision in August, 2013 to support the integration of stroke services in the region.  Because of the implementation of the integrated stroke program, 20 more residents will survive an initial stroke every year, and as many as 100 more residents will return home after a stroke rather than go to long-term care. This improvement was achieved by clustering stroke programs in two centres of excellence where residents can benefit from specialized care and expertise.

Integrated programs improve care, outcomes and the patient experience, as well as increase opportunities for linkages between programs and initiatives.

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