Reference 2017-407

REF:            2017-407

Subject:        Acquired Brain Injury  Rehabilitation Prescription

    

 

Request:

Can you please advise how many of your patients discharged from hospital with an Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) had a Rehabilitation Prescription?

 

Just to clarify, an ABI is defined as any injury to the brain which has occurred following birth. It includes Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs) such as those caused by trauma (e.g. a blow to the head from a road traffic accident, fall or assault), and non-TBIs related to illness or medical conditions (e.g. encephalitis, meningitis, stroke, substance abuse, brain tumour and hypoxia). A Rehabilitation Prescription is a document detailing an ABI patient’s rehabilitation needs, and makes recommendations for how these should be met after they are discharged from hospital.

 

Can you please provide the information by email by including your answer below:

  1. This Trust has patients with an ABI who were discharged with a Rehabilitation Prescription. Yes/No
  1. This Trust has [number to be inserted] patients with an ABI who were discharged with a Rehabilitation Prescription in the last financial year.
  1. Of the patients who are issued with a Rehabilitation Prescription the following receive a copy
  • – GP [please tick]
  • – patient/family [please tick]
  • – other [please provide details]

 

 

Response:

Unfortunately we are not able to complete this request.

 

I contacted our Neuro team and brain injury patients are transferred to Salford Royal, patients would also receive Rehabilitation Prescriptions from Salford Royal.