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Central East Stroke Network


Fostering Hope After Stroke

HOPE… is an integral part of everyone’s life. We all hope for something … whether it is what we want in the future or in the present. Ultimately, we want things to change for the better. The meaning of hope varies from person to person, but when someone experiences a change in health, such as

Return to Work Post Stroke

Return to work is an important element of community reintegration after a stroke, especially in working age adults. The ability to return to work has financial consequences, and can impact psychological well being, productivity and life satisfaction. Check out the NEW Return to Vocations Post Stroke Toolkit for Providers developed collaboratively by the West GTA

Unique Issues for Young Stroke Survivors

Stroke can happen at any age … but what does that mean for someone who is going to school, working full-time, raising a family, and may be a caregiver for elderly parents? So many questions come to mind. Why did it happen to me? How do I make sure it doesn’t happen again? Will I

Women & Stroke

Anyone can have a stroke, however women can experience greater impact. Heart and Stroke Foundation (HSF) (2022) report that one-third more women die of stroke than men in Canada. Women with hypertension, obesity and diabetes are at greater risk for having a stroke than men with the same medical issues (Sherman, 2022). Are you aware

June is Stroke Awareness Month – Access to Endovascular Therapy

The Central East Stroke Network (CESN) is working with non-tPA hospitals in the region to implement processes that support access to Endovascular Thrombectomy (EVT) consultation services for patients presenting within 4-24 hours of stroke symptom onset. A 4-24hr EVT Toolkit was created that includes resources & training materials to support the rollout of this initiative.

The Rise of Stroke in Young Adults – Your Complex Brain Podcasts

Listen to Krembil Brain Institute’s newest podcast “The Rise of Stroke in Young Adults,” a part of the Your Complex Brain Series.  Dr. Pikula, Vascular Neurologist &  Tim Stewart, Nurse Practitioner at UHN/TWH, and two individuals with lived experience share thoughts about the unique challenges experienced by young adults following stroke. Stroke prevalence is on

Stroke Patients at GBGH now have access to new treatment protocol

“Effective February 22, Georgian Bay General Hospital (GBGH) will offer patients a new extended treatment protocol to ensure timely care for patients suffering from an acute stroke.”  To read more  Stroke patients at GBGH now have access to new treatment protocol (barrie360.com) Source:  Barrie360.com

Value-for-money audit on Cardiac Disease and Stroke Treatment released!

Corhealth Ontario – Ontario Health announced that the Office of the Auditor General of Ontario (AGO) released its value-for-money audit on cardiac disease an stroke treatment was released December 1st. To access the report:  https://www.auditor.on.ca/en/content/annualreports/arreports/en21/AR_Cardiac_en21.pdf      

Looking for local community resources? Please visit the links below for more information:

Central East Line
Central Health Line
NSM Health Line