BIRT provides a wide range of assessment and rehabilitation services to meet the needs of people with acquired brain injury (ABI). It does not matter if the injury was recent or a long time ago, or whether the person has had rehabilitation before.
East of England Trauma Network
The East of England Trauma Network (Trauma East) brings together all those responsible for treating major trauma patients across the six counties of Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Suffolk and Norfolk. Our aim is to improve the treatment of this disease and reduce disability and deaths.
The East of England Trauma Network has been set up to ensure that the patient receives the most
appropriate care at the correct time. The Network is responsible for the care of major trauma patients in this region, covering the counties of Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Norfolk and Suffolk.
The Network comprises the Major Trauma Centre (MTC), 12 trauma units (TU) and one local emergency hospital. It also includes the East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust and a number of third sector healthcare providers.
In the East of England Cambridge University Hospitals, Addenbrookes Hospital, is the Major Trauma Centre as it is the only hospital in the region to provide neurosurgery and interventional radiology.
Headway East Sussex offers rehabilitation and support services for people with acquired brain injuries, their families and carers. A brain injury can result from many different causes including stroke, accident, tumour, sporting injury or assault.
Day service offering a range of activities (woodwork, cookery arts, crafts, pottery, horticulture, etc.)
Therapy available (neuro OT, Physio, S<)
Fully equipped gym for 1:1 or group sessions, Tai Chi, Yoga & Pilates
Community Outreach service – 1:1 support in own home & local community
Evening support groups
Hydrotherapy Pool (self help) at St Mary’s School and College
St Mary’s is a special school and college. The pool at St Mary’s offers a warm swimming experience with gentle access, primarily for pupils but also limited public access and opportunities to hire the pool for parties.