Our volunteer Link Nurse works in Paediatric Intensive Care (PICU) in the Regional Major Trauma Centre. Her role is to promote awareness of the charity to medical professionals, patients and parents and help to strengthen partnership working between the NHS and the charity.
Louise is also a very experienced Children’s Intensive Care Nurse. She also has a degree in specialist Community Public Health Nursing. Louise said:
“I love being able to bridge the gap between hospital and home and providing children and their families with the rehabilitation they require to achieve the best possible outcome.”
Naila is a graduate with a degree in Psychology and previously she worked for an NHS Mental Health Trust. Her past experience includes:
* Mental health * Older adults with dementia
* Learning disabilities * Children on the Autism Spectrum
NEW FAMILY SUPPORT WORKER – COMING SOON
p/t Admin Support
Our office volunteers all live locally and provide a range of essential support functions.
IT and Network Support
"Taking brain injured children home causes high stress for families. Disjointed services exacerbate family stress levels."
"Rehabilitation interventions can lead to positive outcomes for children and their families if delivered in the familiar home environment and applied to everyday situations"
"Different 'experts' involved in pediatric neuro-rehabilitation come from different organisational cultures which causes conflict and has a negative effect on the outcomes for the child."
"When different organisations assess different aspects of a child's neuro-rehabilitation needs, everyone looks at things from a different perspective and highlight needs and conflicting priorities"
"Case management for children and young people post acquired brain injury is 'pivotal' to successful outcomes and must be local"
"Participation in teen sports and normal activities leads to improved quality of life for children and young people post brain injury and helps to maximise outcomes"
"Too often children and young people with ABI are discharged from hospital without specialist brain support that they and their families need to overcome lifelong challenges"
"Our 10 year study proves that family-led home-based neuro-rehab interventions deliver the best outcomes for children and young people"
"Parent-supported interventions following pediatric ABI bring reductions to the cost to society"
"Children and young people have poor social competence post brain injury due to reduced cognition, executive functions, and emotional control. As a result they are twice as likely to have mental health issues in the future"