In 2018/19 almost 2000 children and young people who attended A&E with a head injury had sustained a traumatic brain injury.
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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.
"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"
"We need to harness the power of brain plasticity for treating children and young people with brain injury, especially at the key ages of 0-3 and at ages 10-16"
"Parent-supported interventions after paediatric ABI bring reductions to the cost to society"
"We would like to see earlier identification and support for children with brain injuries to help them succeed in school."
"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"
"Different 'experts' involved in paediatric neuro-rehabilitation come from different organisational cultures which causes conflict and has a negative effect on the outcomes for the child."
"Case management for children and young people post acquired brain injury is 'pivotal' to successful outcomes and must be local"
"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"