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
"Case management for children and young people post acquired brain injury is 'pivotal' to successful outcomes and must be local"
"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"
"New parenting support intervention showed how parenting style is related to executive dysfunction in children and young people post brain injury. With support parents cope better so the child has a better recovery"
"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"
"When someone has a brain injury, early access to local, specialist rehabilitation is crucial to ensure the maximum recovery and make significant savings to the state in health costs"
"Healthy teens are better at identifying strategies to deal with barriers. KIDS WITH ABI'S CAN'T!"
"Restoration of anatomical functions and relationships must be done within 2 months of brain injury"
"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."
"Parent-supported interventions following pediatric ABI bring reductions to the cost to society"