In March the WA Neuroscience Research Institute, through its Centre for Restorative Neurology, began a pilot program to improve an individual’s physical and psychological recovery after a stroke.
Clinical Professor David Blacker, the Perron Institute’s Medical Director and a neurologist and stroke physician at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, said the program was developed to help bridge a gap in services that some individuals were experiencing after being discharged from public rehabilitation services.
“We are the first in Western Australia to offer a private stroke rehabilitation program through one team, one site, and with such a multitude of expertise and technologies on offer.
“Through expert care and support, we’re committed to assisting stroke survivors in restoring their mobility, thinking and functioning as much as possible.
“An initial pilot is underway and if it’s successful, we’ll commence a more complete program roll-out aiming to reach more stroke survivors and support them to reclaim their quality of life.”
the Perron Institute’s new Private Stroke Restorative Program brings together a multidisciplinary team and the latest technology from the QEII medical centre, offering chronic stroke sufferers an intensive block of stroke rehabilitation. It is for individuals who are 6 to 12 months on from their stroke.
Many stroke survivors still need highly specialised stroke-support services during this early stage of their rehabilitation process and aren’t always receiving these services in the most effective way.
The Private Stroke Restorative Program has rallied together a group of expert stroke physicians and allied health professionals to respond to this needs gap and provide services in a highly co-ordinated, personalised way.