Impact and outcomes 2011

The Children’s Trust has published a new report,‘Impact and Outcomes in Paediatric Neuro-rehabilitation’, which highlights the effectiveness of the Trust’s services for children and young people with acquired brain injury (ABI). Using a variety of clinical measures and feedback from parents and professionals, the report shows how the Trust’s multidisciplinary team of ABI specialists and flexible, individualised approach help children achieve positive outcomes. The report states that 93 per cent of children leave rehabilitation programmes at the Trust having achieved significant, measurable reductions in their medical, therapy and nursing needs. Dr Gail Hermon, Clinical Director of Rehabilitation, said: “It is important for specialist healthcare providers to demonstrate the value of their work. This new report shows how The Children’s Trust is making a real impact on children with ABI and their families. “Children with serious brain injuries need specialist services to give them the best chance of regaining lost skills and independence.” The Children’s Trust opened the UK’s firstresidential brain injury rehabilitation service for children in 1985 and remains the country’s largest provider of this kind of care. In addition to residential rehabilitation, the Trust’s Brain Injury Community Team is a nationwide service providing therapy and support to children, families and professionals in the community. The Children's Trust is running two free open days for professionals to find out more about our specialist services on 1st March, 10th May and 1st November 2011. Click here for more information. The clinical measures in the report include the Rehabilitation Complexity Scale, the School Function Assessment and the Northwick Park Dependency Score.

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