One day all children, young people and their families living with the effects of an acquired brain injury, will be compassionately supported and be able to access aspirational, intensive and seamless neuro-rehabilitation services to maximise individual potential.
To provide high quality and fully integrated Neurological Services to children, young people and their families and carers in order to:
In 1995 the Nolan Committee produced its first report and recommended that all public bodies adopt codes of conduct incorporating those principles. These standards have been widely adopted across a range of sectors as they complement other work on codes and practices, including the Code of Good Governance. As such the Trustees of MATRIX Neurological have agreed to adhere to the Nolan Principles. These are:
"We are medical practitioners. The real experts are the parents. Over the last 35 years they have taught me everything I know"
"Rehabilitation interventions can lead to positive outcomes for children and their families if delivered in the familiar home environment and applied to everyday situations"
"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"
"Taking brain injured children home causes high stress for families. Disjointed services exacerbate family stress levels."
"Intensive and individualized approaches work. A one-size-fits-all approach doesn't. You have to make it relevant to 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"
"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"
"Pediatric neuro-rehabilitation cannot be delivered in isolation. The needs of the child have to be looked at both holistically and within the context of the family unit. Parents need to be empowered to be parents in post-acute pediatric neuro-rehabilitation following brain injury"
"Parent-supported interventions following pediatric ABI bring reductions to the cost to society"
"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"