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
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"We are medical practitioners. The real experts are the parents. Over the last 35 years they have taught me everything I know"
"NHS clinicians struggle with what intervention to priorities in pediatric neuro-rehabilitation due to limited clinical time and the complexity of needs. Children, clinicians, parents and schools all have different neuro-rehabilitation priorities"
"Intensive and individualized approaches work. A one-size-fits-all approach doesn't. You have to make it relevant to the child."
"Often families don't have the financial capability to access services. We need to rethink how we delivery neuro-rehab services to children and young people"
"Case management for children and young people post acquired brain injury is 'pivotal' to successful outcomes and must be local"
"We need to harness the power of brain plasticity for treating children and young people with brain injury. Stressful experiences alter brain development of a child, especially at the key ages of 0-3 and at ages 10-16"
"Poor parenting styles affects children's behavior; increased their learning disability; and had a negative impact on emotions; anxiety; anger management post brain injury"
"We would like to see earlier identification and support for children with brain injuries to help them succeed in school."
"Our 10 year study proves that family-led home-based neuro-rehab interventions deliver the best outcomes for children and young people"
"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"