The Saskatchewan Acute Stroke Pathway was launched Monday.
The pathway establishes consistent protocols for rapid, coordinated, high-quality care of stroke patients across the province, ensuring that best practice care is available.
Patients showing signs of a stroke will benefit from standardized care during the first few hours after the onset of symptoms.
This is expected to significantly improve outcomes for many patients.
Last year, over 1 7-hundred people in Saskatchewan were hospitalized for stroke and about half of all stroke patients experience some permanent or long-term disability.