Want to say at the outset, I am NOT bleating or griping about the medical care and support I have received, post TBI. I was prompted to make this post, by having experienced a wonderful morning at Black Country Headway's, Brain Injury Convection, yesterday. There was a welcome from the MP, as well as presentations. One was from Consultant Neurologist, Steve Sturman who spoke about some of the current studies about Brain Injury and it's treatment. I will receive copies of the slides soon, and when I do I will post them on here. His presentation was excellent, my first example of what good place this is if you have a suffered a Brain Injury. Another was another presentation was from Dudley Brain Injury Service. They conduct:- Assessment of need, - Education-Information, -Support & advice,-Rehabilitation plans. A sort of 'one stop shop' I guess, who can co-ordinate services for people, refer them on, or point them in the right direction. When talked to them, they said they had not heard of another designated service that does the same. You may know different? But it certainly seems an efficient, effective way of dealing with brain injury survivors.
The Black Country Headway, did an fantastic job of hosting the Convention, presentations were excellent, their Survivors Chorus entertained the delegates admirably, and the drinks and lunch were very much appreciated, particularly by some! A great day, well worth driving the 20+ miles to visit; should I have the misfortune to suffer another TBI, I could do a lot worse than move across the M6 to carry out my rehab'.
Thank you Dudley. There is certainly more to the Town, than the Zoo, The Black Country Museum, and being the birthplace of Lenny Henry!