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) …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
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: firstname.lastname@example.orgRead more
A specialist centre, working to help adults who are neurologically disabled through accident or illness, to live independently as possible.Read more
The service provides assessment, treatment and advice to people with neurological impairment, including stoke, traumatic brain injury and Multiple Sclerosis.Read more
After Trauma is a website that connects and supports survivors of traumatic injury and their families.Read more
Post acute neuro rehab for people with a Sussex GP who have a new diagnosis of acquired brain injury that cannot be managed in the community.Read more
Single point of access to a range of services.Read more
Rehabilitation and support services for people with acquired brain injuries, their families and carers.Read more
A 17 bed neurorehabilitation facility for adults who have had an acquired brain injury, traumatic brain injury or any neurological conditions.Read more