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Brainkind acquires new services

Brainkind becomes one of the largest providers of brain injury care in the UK

  • Brainkind has acquired three neurological care services formerly operated by the charity Sue Ryder
  • Almost 400 members of staff will be joining Brainkind
  • This helps Brainkind to grow to be one of the largest providers of brain injury and neurological care in the UK

Brainkind is delighted to announce the completion of the acquisition of three neurological care services from Sue Ryder.  This means that almost 400 members of staff who work at the services as well as up to 120 people with an acquired brain injury and other neurological conditions will become part of Brainkind.

Brainkind is committed to building specialist, co-produced services and delivering leading-edge clinical practice around brain injury. The acquisition of these services provides Brainkind with an opportunity to achieve these strategic objectives while enhancing the quality of care and support provided to people with neurological conditions and brain injuries.

Our rehabilitation and care model spans the full clinical pathway from immediate post-hospital restorative rehabilitation to long-term support for life. We already provide similar services to people with neurological conditions in other facilities across the UK. Following a comprehensive review of all the people supported at these services, we confirmed that our rehabilitation model and clinical approach are well-suited to meeting the needs of the people in the services formerly operated by Sue Ryder.

The services that have been acquired are:

  • Neurological Care Centre Lancashire, Preston
  • Neurological Care Centre Stagenhoe, Hertfordshire
  • Neurological Care Centre The Chantry, Ipswich

“The acquisition the Sue Ryder neurological services enable us – together with our new experienced colleagues – to provide care and rehabilitation to more people, but also to a wider group of people with a range of neurological conditions. We are excited to be able to expand our services and expertise, to help us care for more people with neurological conditions and brain injuries”. Professor Rudi Coetzer, Director of Clinical Services, Brainkind

 “The three new neurological services from Sue Ryder will help us achieve more impact and greater reach – both within our services and beyond.  We are really looking forward to welcoming new staff and people we support into Brainkind.  We will continue to offer an excellent quality of service to people with a brain injury or related neurological conditions using our rehabilitation model.

Our state-of-the-art, 40-bed, Brainkind Neurological Centre in York is due for completion in later this year.  This, alongside this acquisition, represents a significant increase in the number of people able to benefit from this investment into our brain injury rehabilitation and neurological services. It really feels like we are on the cusp of an exciting era for the organisation”. Irene Sobowale, CEO, Brainkind

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Notes to Editors

Brainkind (formerly The Disabilities Trust) is the UK’s leading charity helping people thrive after a brain injury.

We provide innovative rehabilitation and ongoing support to ensure life after brain injury and with other neurological conditions can be a life well lived.

With over 40 years’ experience and expertise in brain injury and neurorehabilitation, we understand how a brain injury can challenge every aspect of life. At Brainkind, we are committed to providing personalised, compassionate treatment and care. Led by a team of clinical experts, our services include physical and cognitive rehabilitation, occupational therapy as well as educational and emotional support designed to empower an individual as well as their families.

Our services provide a range of treatment, support, and care for people with brain injuries and other neurological conditions. We support people with immediate rehabilitation following hospital treatment, helping them regain lost skills or to find new ways of compensating for lost abilities, as well as providing long term care.

With experts including physiotherapists, speech and language therapists, occupational therapists, psychologists and more, our teams provide the care and treatment you need, helping the people we support to live more independently or to meet your goals, whatever they might be.

Our rehabilitation model

Our clinical, rehabilitation, and other staff work with the people we support to identify important, personalised, achievable rehabilitation goals. Impactful rehabilitation acknowledges that, for some people, the journey to try and achieve a good outcome can sometimes be long.

Our rehabilitation is innovative so that we can care for and support people at different stages of their journey after brain injury. The model we use spans three stages:

  • restoration of lost skills rehabilitation – shortly after someone has a brain injury
  • finding better ways to do things – the middle stage
  • meeting the support and care needs of someone with a brain injury – the later stage

The model of rehabilitation that we use is important, but it is the outcomes that matters most to the people we support and their loved ones. Routinely publishing our outcomes: the impact we make positive results we achieve are only possible by working in partnership with the people we support.

For more information www.brainkind.org

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