Brain Injury Service
Location: Maudlsey Hospital, Bethlem Royal Hospital
Mode: Inpatient, outpatient, outreach
Average length of inpatient treatment: 26 weeks
Referrals are accepted from: Consultants, Community Mental Health Teams (CMHT), GP’s
Key areas: Acquired brain injury, anoxic brain injury, brain injury, cognitive impairment, encephalitis, head injury, post concussion syndrome, stroke, traumatic brain injury
Our unit undertakes assessment, investigation and treatment of adults with an acquired brain injury, including traumatic and anoxic brain injuries, stroke, and encephalitis. We also see people with a primary mental illness diagnosis, who may also have suffered a brain injury, and people who may have sustained brain injuries in the context of drug or alcohol use.
People are admitted for inpatient care when a community placement is not appropriate or sustainable due to confusion, disorientation, challenging behaviour, wandering and other cognitive deficits.