Headway launch West of Scotland Hospital Information Service

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Headway in Scotland launched their West of Scotland Hospital Information Service in the Glasgow offices of Digby Brown on Wednesday 13 March 2013. Douglas Gentleman, Consultant in Rehabilitation Medicine, Consultant of the Brain Injury Rehabilitation Service and Honorary Consultant Neurosurgeon chaired the Meeting and delivered an informative presentation on the need for information for families and those with a head injury as they dealt with their situation post acute care. Gaille Gray, West of Scotland Co-ordinator for Headway UK explained to the invited audience that two Resource Packs had been prepared for each hospital in the West of Scotland and would be given to medical health professionals in these hospitals prepared to act as “champions” of acquired brain injury.

These Resource Packs contained Factsheets and Guidance Booklets on all areas related to acquired brain injury and provided information in simple and easily understood language. The Resource Packs contained booklets and factsheets written or revised by Robert Swanney and Kathleen McMonagle on topics within their area of expertise- Claiming Compensation in Scotland after Brain Injury; A guide to the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act; a guide to personal injury trusts; a guide to the Mental Health Act in Scotland and Brain Injury: A guide to claiming benefits

The audience also heard from Simon Glen, Project Co-Ordinator of Headway Glasgow about the services offered by that Group.

Digby Brown was delighted to be able to provide a buffet lunch for the audience after which both Robert and Kathleen gave a presentation on the Adults with Incapacity and Welfare Reform.