At Brampton Civic, acute stroke patients are currently cared for on a general neurology unit then moved to a separate unit for specialized rehabilitation, often with several days of waiting for access into the program.
Our plan is to integrate these services, creating a 24-bed Integrated Stroke Unit at Brampton Civic. Rehabilitation will begin the moment a patient is admitted for acute services, without waiting to transition between different levels of care and care teams. Rather, these services will come directly to the patient upon admission.
Dedicated stroke units such as the one we are proposing represent the new and best practice of stroke care, proven to improve clinical outcomes and quality of life for stroke survivors, as well as reduce hospitalization, length of stay and overall costs of stroke service delivery.
That’s why expanding and building a comprehensive vascular program is a priority for Brampton Civic.
Funding is needed to support a new endovascular therapeutics suite (hybrid operating room that combines diagnostic imaging and minimally invasive surgical techniques), and a vascular chronic disease management and prevention plan.
Included in this plan is a screening program and state-of-the-art surgical services for patients with abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA), a particularly dangerous vascular condition that when left undetected has an extremely high mortality rate.
Brampton Civic is poised to become a regional leader in screening and endovascular aortic repair (EVAR) for patients with AAA thanks to the support of Orlando Corporation and other generous donors. We still, however, need more funding to support the program and to help get it implemented as soon as possible.
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