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New Report Shows Traumatic Brain Injury is a Major Threat to Older People

A new report published by healthcare intelligence provider, Wilmington Healthcare and UKABIF shows that many hospital admissions in England for traumatic brain injury are for people over the age of 75.

The report which is based on English Hospital Episode Statistics (HES) data found that 40% of hospital admissions in 2014/5 for TBI were for people aged over 75.

When classified via age groups, the data showed there were 8,999 hospital admissions for TBI for people aged over 75 in 2014/15, compared to 13,387 for all other age groups from under 15 to 65-74 in the same time period.

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Brain Injury and Homelessness: Good practice guidance for frontline services

A new report has been produced for frontline staff with information to support people experiencing homelessness who are known or are suspected to have experienced brain injury. There is information about what brain injury is, how it is caused and why people who experience homelessness may be at risk. Most importantly there is information on how to support people with, or suspected to have, brain injury and how to access specialist services. If you are in a rush and need to know what to do right now, there is also a quick checklist.

Please click this link to access the full document as a pdf.

For more information go to Homeless Link website.

 

 

UKABIF welcomes enquiries from the media. We are able to provide information about all aspects of acquired brain injury as well as experts in the field to talk about topical issues. Please call 0845 6080788 or 07903887655.