Showing support for brain injury survivors

Brain injury charity Headway welcomed Iain Gray MSP during a recent exhibition at the Scottish Parliament to discuss the need for local support for those affected by the devastating consequences of brain injury.

Speaking after the exhibition, Iain Gray MSP said:

“I was delighted to meet with representatives from Headway and learn more about how the local community can better support survivors and their loved ones.

“The wide-ranging effects of an acquired brain injury can be devastating and last a life-time. Rehabilitation and support is absolutely vital to survivors and for their families and carers.  

“Headway East Lothian does excellent work supporting local people with the impact of brain injury and I’m always pleased to support it.”

Headway’s Public Affairs Manager, Dr Clare Mills, said:

“We are very grateful to Iain Gray MSP for coming to talk to us in Parliament and for showing their support.

“Whether as a result of trauma, stroke, brain tumour, illness or infection, a brain injury has a profound impact not only on the survivor, but on their family, friends, colleagues and the wider community too.”

Latest figures show that in the NHS Lothian area alone, just over 3,000 people were admitted to hospital with an ABI related diagnosis.

Thankfully, survivors and their loved ones are able to access local support at Headway East Lothian.

Residents can also call Headway’s freephone, nurse-led helpline – call 0808 800 2244 or email helpline@headway.org.uk or visit the award winning website, www.headway.org.uk for more information.