Glasgow Head Injury Information Day attracts over 300 people in Scotland

Head Injury Information Day (HIID) - Glasgow

Hundreds flocked to Head Injury Information Day in Glasgow this May to learn more about brain injury services available in Scotland and hear from other brain injury survivors.

This free event, organised by Digby Brown Solicitors, attracted over 300 people across Scotland, including people with a brain injury, their families and carers along with professionals working in the field.

Information about brain injury services in Glasgow

There were over 30 organisations exhibiting at the Grand Central Hotel, sharing information about services available that can help after someone suffers a brain injury, including Headway Glasgow, Child Brain Injury Trust, Momentum Skills and NHS.

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Head Injury Information Day Glasgow Exhibitors and Attendees speaking

 

Informative presentations were held throughout the day including:

My Story: Guido Corvi, Traumatic Brain Injury Survivor

Guido Corvi gave an incredibly honest insight into his experience after he sustained a traumatic brain injury following a road traffic accident. He spoke about the stages of recovery and the journey he went through - and the wonderful people that were there to help him at a critical time.

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Head Injury Information Day Glasgow Guido Corvi Brain Injury Survivor speaking about his story

Short film about Headway Glasgow

Simon Glen, Project Co-ordinator and Mary Jane Khalid, Chairperson at Headway Glasgow show a short video giving an insight into the vital services they offer people with a brain injury including peer support, art therapy and walking groups.

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Headway Glasgow showing a short film introduction to their services

Legal Issues Arising from Incapacity

Stuart Barton, partner within the Serious Injury department at Digby Brown Solicitors, speaks about the legal issues arising from incapacity including power of attorney and access to funds.

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Serious injury solicitor and partner at Digby Brown, Stuart Barton, speaking about legal issues arising from incapacity

The patient journey: from A&E to inpatient rehabilitation

Dr Fiona Scott, Clinical Neuropsychologist and Karen Scott, AHP Lead, Physically Disabled Rehabilitation Unit (PDRU) at Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, NHS Greater Glasgow provide a summary of the journey of care that patients with acquired brain injury may experience.

This begins from the point of initial injury through to inpatient rehabilitation, including discussion of various professional disciplines who may be involved at different points in their care.

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Karen Scott, AHP Lead, Physically Disabled Rehabilitation Unit (PDRU) at Queen Elizabeth University Hospital speaks about a patients journey from A&E to inpatient rehabilitation

The Rehabilitation Code in Practice – Scott Sutherland

Chris Stewart, partner at Digby Brown Solicitors along with client Scott Sutherland, Traumatic Brain Injury Survivor, provided insight into the rehabilitation code and how it can help with recovery after a brain injury.

"Enjoyed the presentations, very informative. Scott's story was inspiring and highlighted the need for early intervention from specialist services"

Scott Sutherland – Life after a brain injury

Digby Brown launch online head injury information directory

Digby Brown Solicitors also launched their new Head Injury Information Directory (HIID) website which is an online resource for anyone affected by or working in the field of brain injury. It provides information about services in your local area in Scotland, a guide to benefits and legal advice.

Feedback from attendee at Head Injury Information Day

"Great event, workshops/presentations well organised"

"Very accessible and all exhibitors very friendly and approachable. Particularly liked the 'life stories' and the music (SHIMS).”

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Attendees at Head Injury Information Day Glasgow 2016