Welcome to West Heath House

Situated close to the city of Birmingham, West Heath House is a specialist neurobehavioural rehabilitation centre for people with acquired brain injury (ABI). It forms part of the nationwide network of rehabilitation support services provided by the Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust (BIRT)

About West Heath House

West Heath House specialises in the rehabilitation of people with an acquired brain injury and complex needs including physical, cognitive, behavioural and/or emotional difficulties, including physical or verbal aggression, impaired social functioning and disinhibited behaviour.

Specialist rehabilitation is based on a neurobehavioural approach and focuses on enabling service users to function more independently, develop their lives as they choose and participate in as many of their previous roles and activities as possible.

At the Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust we aim to guide service users through the entire process of rehabilitation, as well as offering support, education and continuing help to their families, carers and friends.

We actively promote the involvement of families in the rehabilitation process, and home leave is encouraged wherever possible.

Outcomes

In 2017, West Heath House admitted 12 individuals following an acquired brain injury (ABI).

  • 83% were male.
  • 50% had other forms of ABI (such as hypoxic brain injury, neoplasm and toxic injury), 33% had sustained a traumatic brain injury and 17% had a stroke.
  • The average time since injury was 14 months.

West Heath House discharged 10 people. The average length of stay was 9 months. On discharge:

  • 60% had reduced supervision needs on discharge.
  • 30% moved on to supported or independent living.

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Latest news

11 December
Dave Watson visiting West Heath House

Inspirational hero visits West Heath House

Dave Watson, who competed in the Invictus Games in Toronto 2017, and won Gold in discus and Bronze in shot put, visited West Heath House and shared many stories with the service users.

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