HSC-Stroke-Unit Province announces new stroke unit at Health Sciences Centre in Winnipeg

Province announces new stroke unit at Health Sciences Centre in Winnipeg

6/12/2019

HSC stroke unit media announcement

Manitoba is the only province in Canada without an acute stroke unit, but that's changing with the announcement of a new 28-bed unit dedicated to stroke patients at Winnipeg's largest hospital. An article in the Winnipeg Sun offered the following details:

"The dedicated acute stroke unit is intended to improve patient outcomes and create shorter stays in hospital, Health Minister Cameron Friesen said on Tuesday. Improved outcomes and shorter stays mean reduced costs, as well."

"Research shows an acute stroke unit can reduce the likelihood of death and disability by as much as 30% for men and women of any age with mild, moderate and severe strokes,” Friesen said. “This new, centralized unit will help prevent stroke complications, reduce patient length of stay and improve the availability of acute care beds for other patients across our health system.”



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