Improving outcomes for stroke patients in the Midland region
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 Midland Stroke Network is a collaborative forum with representatives from the five Midland 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 Midland Stroke Network’s work by viewing the 2018/2019 Workplan.