Acquired Brain Injury

This week I was delighted to speak in the debate on Acquired Brain Injury (ABI). ABI is an injury that takes place after birth eg caused by traffic accidents, strokes or assaults.

I raised the problems that one of my constituents has faced with the benefits system and emphasised that brain injuries impact all aspects of a persons life including social care, employment and disability benefits, their navigation of the judicial system and their education to name but a few examples so cross departmental working is to vital.

I also noted the work of the 27 specialised trauma centres which have been set up since 2012. Which save on average 600 more lives a year. These highlight our NHS at it’s best and why protecting it is so important. This is why I welcome the funding announcement to give over an extra 20 Billion in real terms by 2023/24.