Our neuro-trauma outpatient clinic takes place twice a month for patients who have suffered a traumatic brain injury. This can happen for various reasons, including as a result of an accident, fall or assault.

Most patients are referred to neuro-trauma after they have received treatment elsewhere in the hospital, such as the emergency department or a ward. The care we offer is delivered by a multi-disciplinary team of nurses and consultants who specialise in different branches of neuroscience, including neurosurgery, neuro-psychology and neuro-rehabilitation. This is because the effects of brain injury can vary widely depending on its location and severity.

When you are first referred to our neuro-trauma clinic, we will assess your condition fully and discuss any problems you may be having before designing a rehabilitation plan to meet your individual needs. This could include help with the physical effects of brain injury, such as co-ordination, walking, balance, hearing problems, headaches and fatigue, as well as the psychological effects such as concentration, memory and mood. You will be asked to come back to the neuro-trauma clinic for follow up appointments where your condition will be monitored and treatment reviewed as your recovery progresses. Some patients with more serious problems may remain under the care of the team for many years, whereas others will be discharged as their condition improves.

Throughout your treatment, our team of specialist nurses will be able to answer any questions you may have. We can also give you information about local support groups which you and your family may find helpful.

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