Action for Brain Injury Week 2023
Each year during the campaign week the Child Brain Injury Trust focuses on an important issue to highlight the plight that families affected by childhood acquired brain injury have to live with. We use the week to raise awareness of the issues and to celebrate the achievements of families who find themselves in this difficult and life changing situation.
We always align ourselves with Headway UK and focus on the same topic to ensure we are raising awareness on a wide scale.
The topic for Action for Brain Injury Week 2023 is
Hospital admissions and referrals.
‘Every 90 seconds someone is admitted to hospital with an acquired brain injury’ – Headway UK stat.
We have a high rate of referrals that come from hospital. This shows how important our presence is within the hospital setting and the need for the Child Brain Injury Trust right from the beginning of a family’s journey with acquired brain injury.
83% of all referrals to the Child Brain Injury Trust in 2022 – 2023 were from hospital referrals.
Being in hospital can often feel scary for both parents and children. Throughout ABI Week we’ll be sharing some strategies and tips to support families who find themselves in hospital due to ABI.
Keep an eye on our social media channels throughout Action for Brain Injury Week:
You can follow the content using #ABIWeek2023