Welcome to the Central East Stroke Network Website

Our website provides practical tools, information, resources and learning opportunities to implement and promote stroke best practices in CESN across the care continuum.


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  • February is Heart Month

    Heart disease and stroke are the second leading cause of death in Canada.  One person dies in Canada every five minutes from heart disease, stroke or vascular cognitive impairment. This outpaces other diseases; 13 per cent more people die of heart-brain related conditions than from all cancers combined.

    Check out the February is Heart Month video produced by St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital

  • Stroke Recovery Video Series

    A 12-episode video series exploring issues faced by people recovering from stroke and aims to provide tools and resources to help is available on the Canadian Partnership for Stroke Recovery website (www.canadianstroke.ca).  Each video has an accompanying resource sheet of links for additional information. The original resource sheets have been revised, with additional links and Ontario specific resources. The revised resource sheets can be accessed:  https://www.canadianstroke.ca/en/tools-resources/patients-families

    Topics addressed  include:

    ·         memory, anxiety, fatigue, attention, stress, unilateral spatial neglect, upper extremity movement, organization and planning, resilience, leisure, and functional communication.

    The stroke recovery video series was created by clinicians with the Early Supported Discharge (ESD) Team, Calgary Stroke Program/Alberta Health Services, in partnership with Heart & Stroke and the Canadian Partnership for Stroke Recovery (CPSR) at the beginning of the pandemic.

    “The COVID-19 pandemic heightened awareness about the need to provide people living with stroke, their families and caregivers with strategies to manage their recoveries when access to rehabilitation therapy was not always available,” says Katie Lafferty, CEO of the Canadian Partnership for Stroke Recovery. “The goal of these videos – and the accompanying resource sheets –  is to empower and educate people about some of the common side effects of stroke and help them take charge of their recovery.”

  • A Holistic Approach to Stroke Care Using the Post-Stroke Checklist

    Check out Central South Regional Stroke Network webinar presenting the evidence related to the Post-Stroke Checklist and its application in following patients living with stroke.

  • New Release Canadian Stroke Best Practice Recommendations for Management of Spontaneous Intracerebral Hemorrhage

    Heart & Stroke Canadian Best Practice Recommendations (CSBPR) for Management of Spontaneous Intracerebral Hemorrhage (ICH) has just been released. This is a new and separate module as previously ICH was included under acute stroke management. To read the journal article and review all supporting materials – CLICK HERE