The local NHS patient pathway for paediatric brain injury is as follows:
Discharge to home:
Problems with community provision across a range of sectors and professions:
What do children and young people need for better outcomes?
This is not provided by public services and why MATRIX Neurological was formed!
Being integral to local public, private and third sector networks is essential to maximise the benefits of local resources to get the best possible outcomes for children, young people and their families; especially in times of austerity.
We use ‘the lived experience’ to deliver services that fill the gaps, deliver better outcomes, drive improvements, build partnerships, pool resources and save money.
Our innovative work delivers significant benefits to society and savings to the public purse.
"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."
"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"
"More play increases brain plasticity and makes for better recovery post brain injury"
"Restoration of anatomical functions and relationships must be done within 2 months of brain injury"
"Thousands of children and young people living in the UK today without the help and support that can make a huge difference to their lives"
"Poor parenting styles affects children's behavior; increases their learning disability; and has a negative impact on emotions; anxiety; anger management post brain injury"
"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"
"We would like to see earlier identification and support for children with brain injuries to help them succeed in school."
"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"
"Families and professionals spend time focusing on the negative aspects of ABI. Families need to be properly supported as 'resilience' is key to delivering successful outcomes for children and young people."