Renovo Care is an independent specialist provider of neurological rehabilitation for adults with neurological conditions including acquired brain injury (ABI) and progressive neurological disorders. We offer high quality care that promotes and supports the best rehabilitative outcomes possible. Swanborough House in Brighton is a residential service providing continuing care and slow-stream acquired brain injury rehabilitation for adults.Read more
Traumatic Brain Injury
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is an injury to the brain caused by a trauma to the head (head injury). There are many possible causes, including road traffic accidents, assaults, falls and accidents at home or at work.
A brief period of unconsciousness, or just feeling sick and dizzy, may result from a person banging their head getting into the car, walking into the top of a low door way, or slipping over in the street. It is estimated that 75-80% of all head injuries fall into this category.
A moderate head injury is defined as loss of consciousness for between 15 minutes and six hours, or a period of post-traumatic amnesia of up to 24 hours. The patient can be kept in hospital overnight for observation, and then discharged if there are no further obvious medical injuries. Patients with moderate head injury are likely to suffer from a number of residual symptoms.
Severe head injury is usually defined as being a condition where the patient has been in an unconscious state for six hours or more, or a post-traumatic amnesia of 24 hours or more. These patients are likely to be hospitalised and receive rehabilitation once the acute phase has passed. Depending on the length of time in coma, these patients tend to have more serious physical deficits.Search more
Possability People28th July 2022
Possibility People is a charity based in Sussex. Our mission is to give people access to the right information, with the right support, so they are enabled to make personal choices. Possability People runs many different projects and services, which together, help us to deliver this mission.Read more
AbilityNet28th July 2022
A digital world accessible to all AbilityNet is a pioneering UK charity with a global perspective. We believe the power of digital technology should be available to everyone, regardless of ability or age. Our free online resources and a network of over 300 community-based volunteers help individuals with any disability, of any age, to use all kinds of digital technology. Our teams of experts …Read more
Headway UK18th July 2022
Brain injury can challenge every aspect of your life – walking, talking, thinking and feeling – and the losses can be severe and permanent. It can mean losing both the life you once lived and the person you once were.
We all think ‘it will never happen to me’, but every year around 350,000 people are admitted to hospital with an acquired brain injury.Read more
University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust9th December 2021
University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust (UHSussex) was formed on 1 April 2021. The Trust was created by a merger of Brighton & Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust, running hospitals in Brighton and Haywards Heath, and Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, running hospitals in Shoreham-by-Sea, Worthing and Chichester. It is an acute teaching hospital trust working across five main …Read more
Priory Adult Care Services11th November 2020
Priory Adult Care is part of the Priory Group, a national private company, and is uniquely placed to benefit from the breadth and depth of the Priory Group’s reputable services and expertise. From education to hospitals, care homes and secure facilities, the Group provides specialist behavioural care services to improve people’s health and wellbeing. Through a network of high quality …Read more
East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust6th August 2020
We provide acute hospital and community health services for people living in East Sussex and surrounding areas. Full details of our Rehabilitation Services can be found on the Rehabilitation pages of our website. This includes our After Trauma Team, a team of multidisciplinary clinicians based primarily at our East Sussex Trauma Unit at Conquest Hospital, but covering the whole of …Read more
Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust5th August 2020
Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust serves a population of around 450,000 people across a catchment area covering most of West Sussex. The Trust runs three hospitals: St.Richard’s Hospital in Chichester, Southlands Hospital in Shoreham-by-Sea and Worthing Hospital in the centre of Worthing. We became an NHS Foundation Trust on 1 July 2013, just over four years after the organisation …Read more
The Disabilities Trust17th July 2020
We are a leading national charity offering specialist community-based and residential support for adults with acquired brain injury, complex physical or learning disabilities and for people with autism, including those in education. We are taking the risks of coronavirus very seriously, and are doing everything that we can to keep the people we care for safe. We are still taking …Read more