This leaflet is to provide advice and support to patients and their families following a head injury.
Who am I?
Hello, my name is Janine, and I am the brain injury support nurse here at James Cook University Hospital.
Why have I been given this leaflet?
You have been given this leaflet to explain my role as your brain injury support nurse, because either you or someone close to you has a head injury.
What is my role?
I understand that having a brain injury, and the effects this can have, can be very frightening and overwhelming. I am here to provide support, advice and information to you and those close to you from admission through to discharge.
What is my goal?
I will provide you and the people who are close to you with support and information regarding your brain injury
I will work closely with the medical and therapy teams to make sure there is a planned care pathway developed
I will discuss how your brain injury may affect you, preparing you for any changes you may experience which can occur as a result of your head injury
I will be involved throughout your entire journey to recovery
I will help you prepare you for each stage of your recovery
I will explain any moves you may have to other clinical settings and wards explaining what to expect
I will help prepare you for discharge providing information on what you can expect now, and in the future and what support is available
I will regularly provide information on your;
- treatment plans
- discharge plans
How can you find me?
If you want to speak to me you can inform the staff on the ward or you can contact me via telephone or email. My contact details are provided at the bottom of this leaflet. I may not get back to you on the same day, but I will aim to contact you as soon as possible. I am based on Ward 26 Neuro Rehabilitation Ward.
South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust would like your feedback. If you wish to share your experience about your care and treatment or on behalf of a patient, please contact The Patient Experience Department who will advise you on how best to do this.
This service is based at The James Cook University Hospital but also covers the Friarage Hospital in Northallerton, our community hospitals and community health services.