The governance of the Southwestern Ontario Stroke Network (SWOSN) includes Advisory and Steering Committees to approve and oversee the development, implementation, and coordination of regional initiatives and work plan projects. Each committee contains representation from across the SWOSN region.
Please direct any questions to Gina Tomaszewski, Regional Acute Care Coordinator
The Community & Long Term Care Advisory Group provides support to develop, coordinate and evaluate stroke care in the community and in Long Term Care homes. It aligns with the Ontario Stroke System vision and mission to support best practice stroke care, and works towards developing a plan for facilitating successful transitions from hospital to home, supporting stroke survivors to re-engage in their communities.
Chair: Angela McMillan, Cheshire, London
Please direct any questions to Margo Collver, Regional Community & Long-Term Care Coordinator
The Stroke Rehabilitation Advisory Group advises the Southwestern Ontario Regional Stroke Network regarding development, coordination, implementation and evaluation of regional stroke rehabilitation best practice initiatives and activities.
This committee serves as a communication link between the Southwestern Ontario Stroke Network and service providers/stakeholders regarding rehabilitation strategic directions and activities.
Chair: Eileen Britt, Coordinator Stroke Rehabilitation Unit and Comprehensive Outpatient Rehabilitation Program, Parkwood Institute, London
Please direct any questions to Deb Willems, Regional Rehabilitation Coordinator.
The Southwestern Ontario Stroke Network maintains a region-wide Steering Committee to oversee regional activities and coordination, ensuring the implementation of the regional plan for stroke care based on best practice (as outlined in the Canadian Best Practice Recommendations for Stroke Care www.strokebestpractices.ca and Health Quality Ontario and the MoHLTC’s Quality Based Procedures (QBP) Clinical Handbook for Stroke.
The Regional Stroke Steering Committee is a forum to bring together stakeholders:
- For input and to decide on advice and recommendations regarding integration opportunities and performance gaps
- To support the Regional Stroke Network to: implement the regional plan for stroke care; and achieve required performance metrics.