In 2018/19 almost 2000 children and young people who attended A&E with a head injury had sustained a traumatic brain injury.
Discharge to home:
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."
"Healthy teens are better at identifying strategies to deal with barriers. KIDS WITH ABI'S CAN'T!"
"Parent-supported interventions after pediatric ABI bring reductions to the cost to society"
"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"
"Often families don't have the financial capability to access services. We need to rethink how we deliver neuro-rehab services to children and young people"
"Strength-based family intervention after pediatric ABI is essential. Parents need to be equipped with the skills to cope and advocate for the child."
"We are medical practitioners. The real experts are the parents. Over the last 35 years they have taught me everything I know"
"Positive and coordinated neuro-rehab interventions for children and young people is proven to bring health improvements; improve independence; reduces the need for sheltered living; decreases vulnerability; decreases drop-out rates in schools; decreases youth offending"
"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"
"Intensive and individualized approaches work. A one-size-fits-all approach doesn't. You have to make it relevant to the child."