The ASC Quality Stroke Service Awards recognise Australian health services that achieve the highest standards for delivering quality in stroke care. In 2019, the ASC established a Quality Stroke Service Awards program. These Australian awards recognise high performing services, based on indicators related to the Australian Acute Stroke Clinical Care Standard (Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care 2019). This is now the premier awards program for acute stroke services across Australia.
The awards recognise hospitals that achieve best-practice stroke clinical care, such as treatment with thrombolysis within 60 minutes of hospital arrival, the provision of stroke unit care, and the provision of a discharge care plan. These awards also provide an opportunity to highlight to other services what might be possible and to learn from others.