Every Moment Matters
When stroke strikes, immediate transport to a hospital offering advanced stroke services is critical. Time is of the essence. Survival and better outcomes are possible when patients have rapid access to advanced stroke care.
Many patients in the southern interior of B.C. and those living in rural and remote areas of the region are extremely vulnerable. While patients suffering stroke in the East Kootenays may be transported to Calgary within the therapeutic window, a person living in the Kootenay Boundary or Okanagan region is rarely able to access the care they need in the lower mainland within the therapeutic window due to geography and transport times.
The Interior Health Stroke Network and Kelowna General Hospital have the capacity and the medical expertise to radically change lives for stroke patients and families.