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New help for brain injury survivors

New help for brain injury survivors

People suffering from strokes and other acquired brain injuries in Tyne and Wear are set to benefit from a special scheme offering much-needed advice and services to aid rehabilitation and care. North East charity Momentum, part of the Rehab Group, has teamed up with the Stroke Association and BRAINBOX to provide an advice-led partnership scheme […]

31st May 2016 | By | Reply More
Moore Blatch helps launch free legal and welfare service at the Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability

Moore Blatch helps launch free legal and welfare service at the Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability

RICHMOND-based Moore Blatch is part of a consortium of Brain Injury Group members offering a free Legal and Welfare Service (LAWS) to patients, their families and carers at the Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability (RHN) in Putney, one of the leading centres for and authorities on neuro-disability care in the UK.   The Brain Injury Group […]

7th March 2016 | By | Reply More
Head injuries linked to increased risk of developing dementia, study suggests

Head injuries linked to increased risk of developing dementia, study suggests

A study of head injury patients reveals protein clumps in the brain associated with Alzheimer’s disease. The study, published today by Imperial College London in Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology shows these clumps called amyloid plaques are still present over a decade after the injury. The researchers studied nine patients […]

3rd February 2016 | By | Reply More
Open University honours inspirational Milton Keynes nurse

Open University honours inspirational Milton Keynes nurse

Nurse and entrepreneur, Jan Flawn CBE, has been awarded an honorary degree of Master of the Open University. Jan, founder of PJ Care, one of the UK’s leading independent providers of specialist neurological care was honoured by the University as a result of her exceptional contribution to the lives of individuals suffering from neurological conditions. […]

19th November 2015 | By | Reply More
Ledbury care home receives recognition for brain injury support

Ledbury care home receives recognition for brain injury support

A Ledbury care home, which specialises in acquired brain injury services, has secured the prestigious Headway Approved Provider accreditation for the second time.   The two-year accreditation, which is awarded by the brain injury association, Headway, recognises Shaw healthcare’s Ledbury Acquired Brain Injury Unit as a leading provider of specialist care for people with an […]

11th November 2015 | By | Reply More
Trowers & Hamlins advises C&C Alpha Group on sale of Alpha Hospitals

Trowers & Hamlins advises C&C Alpha Group on sale of Alpha Hospitals

Law firm Trowers & Hamlins is pleased to have advised international private equity firm C&C Alpha Group on the sale of Alpha Hospitals to Cygnet Health Care, one of the UK largest independent providers of mental health and social care pathways.  Alpha Hospitals operates three low to medium secure mental health facilities located in Bury, […]

24th August 2015 | By | Reply More
6000-strong DNA study uncovers target for preventing Huntington’s disease

6000-strong DNA study uncovers target for preventing Huntington’s disease

Scientists from Cardiff University believe that a treatment to prevent or delay the symptoms of Huntington’s disease could now be much closer, following a major breakthrough. There is currently no cure for Huntington’s disease – a condition which affects an estimated 8000 people in the UK. But findings published today (July 30th) in the journal […]

30th July 2015 | By | Reply More
Researchers discover new ways to shut down signals involved in brain diseases

Researchers discover new ways to shut down signals involved in brain diseases

A research team based at the University of Eastern Finland and the Turku Centre for Biotechnology have found new ways to block a pathway that may be responsible for several brain disorders, which could open the door to developing better treatments. The protein NOS-1 generates nitric oxide, a chemical signal that is linked to neurological […]

18th May 2015 | By | Reply More
Partnership drives better patient outcomes

Partnership drives better patient outcomes

AN INNOVATIVE partnership between the NHS and private care specialists Keiro is improving care and outcomes for patients in the North East. Staff at Walkergate Park, a specialist NHS neurological rehabilitation service which is part of Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust (NTW) and Keiro are now working in partnership providing specialist care for […]

27th April 2015 | By | Reply More
Murdostoun Brain Injury Centre wins national award

Murdostoun Brain Injury Centre wins national award

The Huntercombe Group’s Murdostoun Brain Injury Rehabilitation and Neurological Care Centre has won a prestigious UK award for its work helping patients with serious brain injury and complex neurological conditions to improve both their cognitive and physical functioning, enabling many people to live as closely as possible to the way they had prior to their injury. […]

30th March 2015 | By | Reply More
Our brains ‘age’ differently so when it ‘goes’ it doesn’t go all together

Our brains ‘age’ differently so when it ‘goes’ it doesn’t go all together

Researchers at the Medical Research Council’s Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit have discovered that specific mental abilities – such as problem-solving or multi-tasking – decline with age at different rates because individuals’ brains age differently.   This challenges the previously held idea that, as we get older, these types of mental abilities all decline at […]

18th December 2014 | By | Reply More
Gateway neuro rehabilitation building scoops string of awards

Gateway neuro rehabilitation building scoops string of awards

Erimus Housing and healthcare group Keiro have scooped a string of major honours for the Gateway neuro rehabilitation building at Middlehaven in Middlesbrough. Providing high quality neuro, stroke and spinal injury rehabilitation and specialist care, the facility  won Best Supported Living Development at the Better Healthcare Awards in London and was highly commended as Best […]

10th December 2014 | By | Reply More
Scents of the past used to evoke memories at care village

Scents of the past used to evoke memories at care village

The unique smells of the traditional sweet shop, carbolic soap, rose scent and steam trains are among those being brought to residents at Forest Care Village in Borehamwood as part of a ‘memory’ initiative for those with dementia and recovering from brain injuries.  In total, residents will be invited to share the memories evoked by […]

5th December 2014 | By | Reply More
Dutch mental health care company visits The Huntercombe Hospital Roehampton

Dutch mental health care company visits The Huntercombe Hospital Roehampton

Arkin, a prominent Dutch mental healthcare provider, has met with adult mental health care professionals from The Huntercombe Group’s hospital in Roehampton to gain insight into best practice from one of the UK’s leading mental health care providers.   On Thursday 6th November, representatives from Arkin were taken on a tour of Huntercombe Hospital Roehampton […]

13th November 2014 | By | Reply More
Rugby legend brings his fight against motor neurone disease to city care centre

Rugby legend brings his fight against motor neurone disease to city care centre

INTERNATIONAL sporting superstar Joost van der Westhuizen will make an emotional journey to Peterborough next week to visit the town’s Eagle Wood Neurological Care Centre. Former South African rugby captian Joost, who’s 43, is regarded as one of the world’s greatest ever players. He was capped by the Springboks 89 times and starred in the […]

7th November 2014 | By | Reply More
Building work begins on specialist care unit for young adults in Derby

Building work begins on specialist care unit for young adults in Derby

BUILDING work has commenced on a pioneering facility dedicated to the care of young adults with acquired brain injuries or complex disabilities in Derby. Period Victorian property Nightingale House, a former private nursing and midwifery hospital and later a Macmillan unit in the city centre, is undergoing extensive internal renovations to create a luxury home […]

7th October 2014 | By | Reply More
People with learning disabilities go for gold in Athletics Championship

People with learning disabilities go for gold in Athletics Championship

The legacy of London 2012 was still alive and well, as people supported by leading care provider CMG travelled to Sutton Arena in Surrey to compete in the provider’s annual Athletics Championship. Spurred on by the watching Olympic bronze medallist Karina Bryant, the athletes took part in a wide range of competitions. As well as […]

2nd October 2014 | By | Reply More
Castleoak hands over Wales’ first specialist brain injury centre

Castleoak hands over Wales’ first specialist brain injury centre

Castleoak, the leading developer and construction partner to the care sector, is delighted to handover Wales’ first specialist brain injury assessment and rehabilitation centre for leading UK brain injury rehabilitation charity, the Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust (BIRT). The Tŷ Aberdafen centre in Llanelli comprises 18 high dependency ensuite bedrooms and six extra care apartments so […]

2nd September 2014 | By | Reply More
Care home residents enjoy charity day out on the river

Care home residents enjoy charity day out on the river

Residents at a specialist care home in Ledbury recently enjoyed a day out at sea, thanks to a charity boat trip.   The group of residents from Ledbury Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) Specialist care centre, along with their families and care home staff enjoyed the boat trip thanks to The Willow Trust. The charity provides […]

14th August 2014 | By | Reply More
New Funding Boosts Investment Programme for The Royal Buckinghamshire Hospital

New Funding Boosts Investment Programme for The Royal Buckinghamshire Hospital

The Royal Buckinghamshire Hospital, an independent centre specialising in the care and rehabilitation of adults with spinal cord, acquired brain injury and other neurological conditions, is to bolster its planned refurbishment programme following new funding from Santander Corporate & Commercial. Plans are now underway for phase two of the ambitious investment and modernisation programme, unveiled […]

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