Stroke Services BC formed in April 2011 as a program within the Provincial Health Services Authority. Its vision is to work towards fewer strokes, promote and support world-class stroke care, and ensure the best possible outcomes for stroke patients in BC.
Stroke Services BC’s mandate is to provide leadership, coordination, communication and project support to implement the provincial stroke strategy, and to ensure ongoing quality improvement and change initiatives.
In partnership with the regional health authorities and physicians, Stroke Services BC endeavours to improve stroke care, identifying areas for targeted improvement. It provides leadership in evidence-based stroke care in BC which has been shown to significantly reduce death and disability, and secondary complications.Stroke Services BC also:
- Holds the provincial budget in support of change management and system redesign, and allocates resources to priorities.
- Monitors individual and system-wide performance.
- Leads several evaluation and improvement initiatives.