I survived two brain haemorrhages. Join me and support my charity to help increase rehabilitation access after brain injury and stroke.
As more people recover from brain injury and stroke because of improvements in acute care, we urgently need a major initiative to propel neurorehabilitation support services to the forefront.
I know from personal experience that the support you receive when you leave hospital can have a huge impact on your recovery. Young adults in particular face immense challenges trying to rebuild their lives.
Not everyone is able to make a full recovery after brain injury or stroke, but I believe that everyone should have access to the best possible mental and physical rehabilitation to maximise their individual recovery potential.
I am calling for the prioritisation of increased funding for neurorehabilitation. Everyone after leaving hospital should have the multi-disciplinary rehabilitation and recovery care they desperately need.
Let’s fix this need for immediate post-acute rehabilitation now.
Lancet Neurology Commission 2017:
Worldwide, more than 50 million people have a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) each year