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Stroke Network

26 Oct 2021 Reading time approximately

NSW Realising Improvement in Stroke (RISE) program

  • The NSW Realising Improvement in Stroke (RISE) program was established in January 2021. Data is collected on suspected stroke patients and displayed in the Quality Improvement Dashboard (QIDS) to provide peer benchmarking.
  • The network and local health districts have worked together to submit RISE data for the World Stroke Organisation Angels Awards. The initiative provides hospitals with the opportunity to be recognised with a gold, platinum or diamond level award based on their key performance results. The awards are open to regional sites who participate in NSW RISE Program.
  • The network worked with the World Stroke Organization to ensure the key performance indicators met all NSW Health data governance requirements.
  • Congratulations to hospitals in Wagga Wagga, Shoalhaven and Orange for successfully achieving Gold Status in quarter two.

NSW Telestroke Service

  • Telestroke has recently gone-live in Tamworth, Armidale and Moree. A map of the live sites is now available.
  • The service recently reached the milestone of providing life-saving care to more than 1,000 regional NSW residents.
  • The service has been selected as a Premier’s Awards finalist for Excellence in Digital Innovation. The Agency for Clinical Innovation has been heavily involved in the project, working closely with local sites and other implementation partners to roll the service out to up to 23 sites by June 2022.

Find out more and contact the Stroke Network.

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