Improving outcomes for stroke patients, families and communities
The South Yorkshire Integrated Stroke Delivery Network (SY ISDN) was launched in November 2020.
Integrated Stroke Delivery Networks (ISDNs) are the key vehicle for transforming stroke care across the country. ISDNs work with partners from across their regions to help prevent stroke, improve diagnosis and improve access to treatment in 24/7 specialist stroke units. They also work together to increase the availability of high quality rehabilitation and ongoing community care to rebuild patients’ lives after a stroke.
There are 20 ISDNs within the UK and their combined work is expected to save half a million lives over the next decade, and give hundreds of thousands of stroke survivors the chance of a better recovery.
The South Yorkshire Integrated Stroke Delivery Network (SY ISDN) aims to improve the quality of stroke care within the region by improving clinical outcomes, patient experience and patient safety. The SY ISDN will achieve this by supporting partners to work together working towards service improvement which is patient centred, and evidence based.
We have identified a number of priorities for improving outcomes for stroke survivors , carers and communities across our region, including developing our stroke specialist workforce, having shared clinical approaches, and making the best use of innovative practice. Our top 4 priorities include:
- Mechanical Thrombectomy
- Needs Based Rehabilitation
- Health Inequalities
Transforming Stroke Services
The SY ISDN is building on the work that has already been undertaken to transform stroke services and improve sustainability in South Yorkshire. Find out more about how our Hyper Acute Stroke Unit Services were transformed in 2019.
Find out more about our transformation services by watching this video: