The Brunei Neuroscience Stroke & Rehabilitation Centre (BNSRC) was first established in 2010. Being the largest of its kind in Southeast Asia, it was founded and established based on an extraordinary, unique telemedicine cooperation. This collaboration links knowledge of Brunei Darussalam to the knowledge of Krankenhaus Nordwest, an internationally recognized German Centre of excellence in Neurology, Neurorehabilitation and Science. BNSRC has been accredited by the acting president of the World Stroke Organization. BNSRC has solved hundreds of lives so far. In addition, it is ready to welcome health tourists from the region and all over the world.
BNSRC is equipped with an outstanding and highly specialized intensive care stroke unit, neuro-medical, neuro-surgical and neurorehabilitation units. It provides comprehensive neurological check-ups, consultations as well as healthy sporting lifestyle advices and outstanding rehabilitative programmes, that are complemented by robotic rehabilitation technology and other state-of-the-art equipment. All facilities are housed under one roof. In addition to cancer and neurorehabilitation, BNSRC's rehabilitation team provides comprehensive rehabilitative programs to support the neighbouring Jerudong Park Medical Centre, which refers their patients with musculoskeletal/sports, orthopedics and women's health issues.
Since BNSRC's establishment, the awareness of stroke and the signs and symptoms of stroke has generally improved. Moreover, BNSRC has achieved a shorter "door to needle time," which is highly beneficial to patients with ischemic stroke. When compared to most world-class stroke centre, this time period, which counts from the patient's entry until the thrombolysis has been initiated, is shorter in Brunei. In addition, with the opening of the Hybrid OT complex neurological and neurosurgical cases can be treated on site now whilst these cases had to be sent overseas before.
BNSRC has performed several award-winning clinical and epidemiological studies with up to 5000 participants. These again had a great impact on the awareness for stroke and its risk factors among the Bruneian population. The in-patient and out patient numbers of BNSRC continuously increased from 2015 to 2016 by 20%. Many stroke pateints who have survived stroke and returned to work have too shared their success stories following their neurological and rehabilitative care at BNSRC.