The Ontario Stroke Network (OSN) has launched a new stroke rehabilitation online resource centre for health system planners and clinicians.

The website, titled the Stroke Rehabilitation Resource Centre (SRRC) and located at http://ontariostrokenetwork.ca/stroke-rehabilitation-resource-centre, provides users with resources to support provincial work on initiatives, such as timely transfer from acute to rehabilitation facilities, provision of greater intensity therapy in inpatient rehabilitation, as well as timely access to outpatient and community-based rehabilitation.

For example, visitors will be able to learn about best practice initiatives from Windsor Regional Hospital (http://ontariostrokenetwork.ca/stroke-rehabilitation-resource-centre/stroke-rehabilitation-resource-centre/success-stories-inventory/success-stories-inventory-patient-rehabilitation) or view a video from the Southwestern Ontario Stroke Network’s Rehab Forum “Time Is Function: Making It Real:”

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Through its membership in the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care ER/ALC Rehab/CCC Expert Panel, the OSN has established practice recommendations for stroke rehabilitation. The SRRC provides health system planners and clinicians with descriptions of the recommendations, tools to support implementation and examples of success stories from across Ontario and Canada. Resources are provided across the care continuum (Acute, In-Patient Rehabilitation, Community Rehabilitation and Community Re-engagement).

The content in the SRRC is regularly reviewed and updated. Please contact strokeinfo@ccn.on.ca if you have any comments or resources for addition.

ABOUT OSN

The Ontario Stroke Network provides provincial leadership and planning for the continuum of stroke care in Ontario—from health promotion and stroke prevention to acute care, recovery, rehabilitation and reintegration. For the latest OSN news, visit www.ontariostrokenetwork.ca or follow us on Twitter: @ONStrokeNetwork.

For more information, please contact:

Patrick Moore
Communications Manager, Ontario Stroke Network
2300 Yonge Street, Suite 1300, P.O. Box 2414, Toronto, Ontario  M4P 1E4
pmoore@ontariostrokenetwork.ca | www.ontariostrokenetwork.ca
Cel: (416) 455-7394 | @ONStrokeNetwork