Improving outcomes for stroke patients in Te Manawa Taki
Stroke is the second most common cause of death worldwide and a major cause of disability. Improvements in prevention, acute treatment and rehabilitation have led to a decrease in the incidence and mortality from stroke, however, there is an expected increase in the volumes of stroke due to population growth and ageing.
The Te Manawa Taki Stroke Network is a collaborative forum with representatives from the five District Health Boards, the Stroke Foundation, the Ministry of Health and St John. The network’s focus is on the following:
- improving community and inpatient rehabilitation services
- reducing the incidence of stroke through the management of transient ischemic attacks
- improving access to thrombolysis and stroke clot retrieval treatments
- understanding the experience of care for Māori consumers and their whānau.
You can find out more about the Te Manawa Taki Stroke Network’s work by viewing the 2018/2019 Workplan.