The clinical profiles are usually identified as people move into our services. The profiles enable the people we support, their families, and professionals to understand what they can expect from rehabilitation and the speed and extent of progress.
This change in the way we describe our services shows how rehabilitation programmes match each service user's needs independently of the cause of brain injury. We will be showing even greater transparency about the degree and type of clinical input, and the costs associated with this. BIRT's neurobehavioural approach to rehabilitation ensures that all our stakeholders can continue to expect care and rehabilitation designed to meet the specific needs of those living with the consequences of an acquired brain injury.
What are our outcomes?
Our aim is to support service users to achieve their individual goals, become more independent, and maximise their quality of life.
Our global measures of outcome focus on:
This outcome report details how service users in each of our clinical profile groups improved in each of these areas of outcome over the course of their rehabilitation at BIRT services.
The table below shows the rehabilitation needs of people in each profile group. Click on the profile icons to find out the outcomes for each group in 2018.
Thinking and memory problems. Carrying out practical tasks. Behaviours of concern.
Maintenance of current function and prevention of relapse
Rehabilitation less likely to be needed for:
Long term memory, carrying out simple instructions.
What the outcomes are likely to be for this group:
50% are likely to become independent on discharge. 20% are likely to return to education or work.
Only a small proportion (around 20%) are likely to require ongoing care.
78% are likely to move to supported living.
2018 outcomes for this group:
84% required reduced levels of supervision on discharge Read more
63% were discharged to more independent living setting Read more
61% showed a clinically significant improvement in social participation. Read more
Becky sustained a brain injury in 2014 after a haemorrhage caused by complications to treat hydrocephalus (fluid on the brain). She spent six months in hospital before transferring to West Heath House.
BIRT has a range of neurorehabilitation services across the UK, designed to meet the different and changing needs of individuals with acquired brain injury. These services include independent hospitals, neurobehavioural centres, continuing rehabilitation services and community based supported living.