The WSO Angels Award

The World Stroke Organisation is proud to strengthen the partnership with the Angels Initiative with the launch of a WSO Angels Award.
This partnership extends the Boehringer Ingelheim founded initiative to include institutions providing stroke care worldwide and helps extend and provide the WSO with real time, quality data that will help shape the resources and support the WSO provides to its members.

The partnership builds on WSO’s and the Angels Initiative’s ongoing work to drive improvement of stroke treatment and care across the world.

The programme consolidates our respective efforts to improve stroke outcomes worldwide, complements the WSO roadmap to delivering quality stroke care and provides key data to inform the development and delivery of WSO educational activities.

WSO Angels Awards will be given to hospitals who provide data and evidence of delivery of care and treatment against a set of seven criteria. In this way, the Angels Awards encourage continuous data capturing, enabling analysis of that data to identify and act to address areas for improvement.

World Stroke Organisation

The WSO Angels Awards Levels

Hospitals submitting data of at least 30 consecutive stroke patients in either the RES-Q or SITS QR Registry using the WSO Awards Protocol will be eligible for an award. Based on their performance against various measures, participating hospitals can be recognized with either Gold, Platinum or Diamond level award.

In addition to the Award, participating professionals and institutions in the Angels community will be supported to convene and connect, to identify good practices and to share learning that will help them to implement and accelerate improvements for patients.

The Awards will also provide another platform for WSO to acknowledge excellent stroke care and honour the teams and organisations who go above and beyond in the care for their patients.

The Tier System Gold Status Platinum Status Diamond Status
Registration requirements Registration
criteria met
criteria met
criteria met
% of patients treated with door to needle time < 60 minutes 50% 75% 75%
% of patients treated with door to groin time < 120 minutes 50% 75% 75%
% of patients treated with door to needle time < 45 minutes     50%
% of patients treated with door to groin time < 90 minutes     50%
% recanalisation procedure rate out of total stroke incidence in the hospital 5% 15% 25%
% of all suspected stroke patients undergoing CT or MRI imaging procedure 80% 85% 90%
% of all stroke patients undergoing dysphagia screen 80% 85% 90%
% of ischaemic stroke patients discharged with antiplatelets 80% 85% 90%
% of atrial fibrillation related stroke patients discharged with anticoagulants 80% 85% 90%
Stroke patients treated in a dedicated stroke unit or ICU during their hospital stay     YES
3941 registered hospitals