A children's hospital in Sheffield has launched a scheme to help patients who have suffered brain injury.
The Tadworth Brain Injury Co-ordinator Service is supplying specialist support to children who are experiencing problems such as short-term memory loss, behavioural issues and headaches due to a brain injury.
If the scheme is a success, it is to be rolled out in other hospitals in the UK.
Brain injury co-ordinator Jenny McIntyre told The Star that sometimes problems are not detected while the child is in hospital because the patient looks and talks normally.
"Currently children come to hospital with brain injuries, they get excellent treatment for their physical problems, but when they get back into the community, to home or school, they may have problems with learning or behaviour which weren’t obvious when they were in hospital," she explained.
Brain injury is most common in children and men, according to NHS Choices. Approximately 700,000 people per year go to accident and emergency departments in England and Wales with a head injury each year, ten per cent of these being classed as moderate or severe.
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