FOI 4143 Brain Injury

Can you please advise how many of your patients discharged from hospital with an Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) had a Rehabilitation Prescription? RSCH does not record this information centrally and to provide this information HCRs would need to be scrutinised, therefore, the cost of compliance would exceed the appropriate limit under Section 12 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Just to clarify, an ABI is defined as any injury to the brain which has occurred following birth. It includes Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs) such as those caused by trauma (e.g. a blow to the head from a road traffic accident, fall or assault), and non-TBIs related to illness or medical conditions (e.g. encephalitis, meningitis, stroke, substance abuse, brain tumour and hypoxia). A Rehabilitation Prescription is a document detailing an ABI patient’s rehabilitation needs, and makes recommendations for how these should be met after they are discharged from hospital.

 Can you please provide the information by email by including your answer below:

1. This CCG has patients with an ABI who were discharged with a Rehabilitation Prescription. Yes/No N/A

2. This CCG has [number to be inserted] patients with an ABI who were discharged with a Rehabilitation Prescription in the last financial year. N/A 

3. Of the patients who are issued with a Rehabilitation Prescription the following receive a copy 

a. – GP [please tick] N/A
b. – patient/family [please tick] N/A
c. – other [please provide details] N/A

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