Article Source and Photo: SHN Website
 
In April 2020, in the midst of a global pandemic, the Scarborough Health Network remained focused on keeping a promise to the Scarborough community by opening a new Stroke Centre of Excellence at the Birchmount Hospital Campus. Stroke is the third leading cause of death in Canada.
"The Centre features:
  • A 22-bed Integrated Stroke Unit for providing acute stroke care and inpatient rehabilitation within the same space, and which includes a gym, dining room, enhanced lounge, and quiet room;
  • An outpatient Stroke Prevention Clinic for follow-up care and supporting the management of risk factors; and
  • A dedicated stroke care team that will deliver care through a coordinated, inter-professional approach."
To learn more about the new Centre, visit SHN's website at: https://www.shn.ca/news/stroke-centre-of-excellence-opens-at-birchmount-hospital/ 
 
Our Club has supported the Scarborough Health Network over the years but we have recently increased our funding in light of the current pandemic.