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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The Chaseley Trust

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Supporting people with spinal injuries, acquired brain injuries, stroke, loss of limbs and progressive conditions.

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QEF Neuro Rehabilitation Services

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Support for adults with physical, cognitive and/or communication disabilities as a result of an acquired brain injury, stroke or neurological illness.

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Community Neurological Rehabilitation Team (Bognor Regis)

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Rehabilitation support for people who have been clinically diagnosed with a stroke, subarachnoid haemorrhage or acquired brain injury within the last 12 months, or with a diagnosis of a progressive neurological condition and who have the potential for improvement through rehabilitation.

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Community Neurological Rehabilitation Team (Worthing)

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Rehabilitation support for people who have been clinically diagnosed with a stroke, subarachnoid haemorrhage or acquired brain injury within the last 12 months, or with a diagnosis of a progressive neurological condition and who have the potential for improvement through rehabilitation.

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Care for Veterans

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Care for Veterans provides care and rehabilitation for anyone who has served in HM Forces, or their immediate family members, and has an acquired brain injury or a degenerative neurological condition.

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Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust

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BIRT provides assessment and rehabilitation services for people with acquired brain injury (ABI) no matter when the injury was.

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