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.

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University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust

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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 …

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Priory Adult Care Services

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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 …

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East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust

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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 …

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Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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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 …

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The Disabilities Trust

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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 …

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Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust

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Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust is part of the NHS that provides community services to patients in Sussex. It is houses in several sites across the county. The sections or departments that provide services to people with disabilities include the following: Community Equipment Service – West Sussex Community Neurological Rehabilitation Team (Brighton & Hove) Community Neurological Rehabilitation Team (Bognor Regis) …

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Neuro Outpatient Physiotherapy Service – University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust

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The Neuro Outpatient Physiotherapy Service is part of University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust Email referrals should have a subject title reference: FAO Neuro-outpatient physiotherapy or FAO MSK Physiotherapy. Postal referrals should be addressed: Sandra Wilson, Neurophysiotherapy, Elliot House, RSCH. Email enquiries should go to: bsuh.outpatients.bookingcentre@nhs.net

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