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Stroke Network

26 Apr 2022 Reading time approximately

  • The Stroke Forum, held on 31 March, showcased stroke projects and research from across NSW. Sixty-five people attended in-person and 80 attended virtually. After two years without having the opportunity to come together like this, it was great to hear about how local health districts are improving stroke care.
  • The Telestroke Workshop, held on 1 April, invited project officers and stroke coordinators from Telestroke sites to come together with the NSW Telestroke, ACI implementation and eHealth teams to:
    • celebrate the achievements of the past two years
    • discuss implementation barriers and enablers
    • develop next steps
    • discuss future opportunities to support stroke care in regional NSW.
  • Rural stroke coordinators also met on 30 March to set performance benchmarks and discuss opportunities for improvement and collaboration.
  • On 1 April, the ACI, Ministry of Health and NSW Ambulance made changes to the stroke bypass protocol for FAST +ve patients. The initiative will see potential stroke patients bypassed to the nearest stroke centre when needed, for advanced imaging, rapid assessment for reperfusion therapies and stroke unit care.
  • Claire O’Connor is stepping down as Allied Health Stroke Network Co-Chair. Thank you to Claire for her support over the last few years. The new Allied Health Stroke Network Co-Chair will be announced soon.

Learn more or contact the Stroke Network.

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