The latest episode of BBC Hospital depicts the issues surrounding neurorehabilitation at The Walton Centre
Tom looks physically well. He has been medically fit for two months but he too has had to remain at The Walton Centre. The 18-year-old was the driver in a car accident. Such was the force of the crash he was thrown out of the rear window sustaining significant head injuries. Tom now struggles to remember even the simplest things but doesn’t think there is anything wrong with him anymore and repeatedly tries to leave. The Walton’s consultants say they have done all they medically can and Tom now urgently needs the expertise of rehabilitation specialists if he is to recover further. There are only nine suitable cognitive rehabilitation beds available across the whole of Liverpool’s NHS system so The Walton has no choice but to turn to private rehabilitation services and seek funding for a place for Tom. It could take many more weeks to organise while Tom remains in the acute ward at The Walton.
UKABIF are campaigning for better access to neurorehabilitation for all those who need it – see https://www.ukabif.org.uk/blog/2018/10/10/time-for-change-appg-on-abi-launch-report-on-acquired-brain-injury-and-neurorehabilitationpreviewtrue/ for details.
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