Monday, September 12, 2011

PEI Organized Stroke Care Model Progress Report

The Question?

Improved infrastructure, staffing, training, programs and more will take some 4 years to put in place to improve stroke care in Prince Edward Island. True or False?

The Model!

Organized Stroke Care Model

"About Organized Stroke Care Model
Organized Stroke Care promotes a coordinated approach to early detection and assessment of warning signs of stroke, and timely access to appropriate treatments and specialized health care providers. "

So, What does the progress report look like?

Progress of the Organized Stroke Care Model for Prince Edward Island is moving along nicely.

This model that was announced in the April 2009 Provincial budget to be put in place between 2009 and 2013 is progressing along and meeting the time lines that has been set out for it.

A common myth is that the stroke unit located at the QEH in Charlottetown was the only component of the plan to improve stroke care on Prince Edward Island.

The fact is that there are a number of components that were announced in the 2009 budget under the banner "Organized Stroke Care Model" that would in fact take four years to bring into being.

Read the full report here. 

For comparison purposes here is the information paper that I published in cooperation with the Heart and Stroke Foundation of PEI. just prior to the release of the 2009 provincial budget.

Acute Stroke Unit PEI pdf

Gary Gray
Stroke Survivor since 2002

p.s. A special thank you to everyone who has helped to bring about the amazing accomplishments involved with this program and those who continue to work hard to make sure that it will be fully in place by the end of 2013.

On behalf of the entire Prince Edward Island stroke community -  THANK YOU!!!