There has been a significant amount of progress made in the Champlain LHIN over the last several years. The Region's first two stroke units were established, the first at Pembroke Regional Hospital in 2015, followed by the second, a year later at The Ottawa Hospital. Regionally, we have achieved door-to-needle times of sub-40 minutes and have revised walk-in protocols to ensure timeliness of care. Support for stroke survivors in the community has been greatly enhanced with the implementation of Community Stroke Rehabilitation programs in the Eastern Counties and in Renfrew County.
Building on past successes, this strategic plan provides a road map for where stroke services are headed over the next three years in the Champlain LHIN. The CRSN will continue to work closely with the regional partners to increase coordination along the continuum of care.
The recommendations that will come from the LHIN’s Sub-Acute Care Capacity Planning will drive activity in the early stage of this three-year cycle and will continue as efficiencies are identified in the acute care system in Greater Ottawa and the Eastern Counties. This will require refining existing, and driving new strategic partnerships regionally and provincially.
Furthermore, the CRSN will look to collaborate with the regional partners to design educational strategies to meet the needs of today’s healthcare professionals.