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What is the Process of Rehabilitation & Recovery for a Traumatic Brain Injury?

What is the Process of Rehabilitation & Recovery for a Traumatic Brain Injury?

The process of recovery from a traumatic brain injury varies from person to person depending on the exact nature of the injury and the specific needs of the affected individual. The ultimate outcome and how long rehabilitation will take can be hard to predict at the outset, but by following the right steps, significant improvement can often be achieved.

 

In this article we will address some of the most common questions asked by people who have suffered traumatic brain injuries and their loved ones about the rehabilitation and recovery process.

 

How long does it take to recover from a traumatic brain injury?

 

Mental health provision comes under scrutiny as report reveals thousands in "institutionalised" care

Mental health provision comes under scrutiny as report reveals thousands in "institutionalised" care

Mental health services across the nation have come under fire after a new report revealed that thousands of patients are being locked in secure wards.

The Care Quality Commission’s recent report revealed that as many as 3,500 patients are being held on secure wards, often miles away from their friends and family.

Inspectors raised concerns about the long-term rehabilitation of the patients, arguing that the long-stay wards in question were in danger of institutionalising patients rather than preparing them to return to an independent life.

The report also highlighted the “great variation” between wards that use physical restraint to manage challenging behaviour, and the CQC will be strengthening its assessment of this practice.

Improvements in care for brain injured in Somerset

This month has seen two important anniversaries in the development of care for those people in Somerset who have suffered an acquired brain injury.

Earlier in June the Somerset Neurological Rehabilitation Centre celebrated its first birthday with an open day and garden party. The ten bed unit at Dene Barton Community Hospital in Cotford St Luke was opened by Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust in June 2015 by transferring beds, staff and funding from Musgrove Park Hospital.