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The effects of Acquired Brain Injury can be wide-ranging and severe.

At the Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability (RHN) many of our patients are learning to live with ABI, due to head trauma, or an illness like a stroke.

For some patients, effects may only be temporary, but for many the impact of their brain injury will be life-long and could include:

  • Physical effects such as fatigue, impaired mobility, weakness/ paralysis and speech problems.
  • Cognitive effects such as memory problems, impaired reasoning and reduced problem-solving ability.
  • Emotional and behavioural effects such as personality changes, depression, anxiety and anger.

At the RHN, we pick up the pieces caused by strokes and other types of ABI and help survivors start a second life living with a disability. Our dedicated staff and volunteers facilitate a range of therapies, services and leisure activities for patients undergoing rehabilitation after a brain injury, and those in long-term care.

Become a friend to a person living with ABI, by donating to the Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability. Every penny you give will provide access to the services which are so important to patients who have been left with a disability due to an Acquired Brain Injury.

  • £20 would provide a set of toiletries for a patient who arrives at the RHN with nothing.
  • £50 would provide games, art and gardening supplies for patients to enjoy activities on their ward.
  • £70 would provide a patient undergoing rehabilitation with a one hour session of Music Therapy.

*Statistics compiled by Headway. ABI admissions per day to UK hospitals in 2019-20. Includes head injuries and strokes.