You will be looking forward to going home, please remember it is the next step in your rehabilitation and you may not be able to do everything as you did previously.
Please follow the advice you were given by the in-patient team.
Make sure that you;
- Get a good night’s sleep
- You may need a protected rest time each afternoon
- Eat a balanced diet
- Pace yourself
- Follow a daily routine
- Avoid alcohol
- Adhere to any driving advice given to you before discharge
Discuss any concerns about returning to work with your employer
Follow up and support
You may receive a review appointment in the outpatient TBI clinic. If this has been discussed with you, you will receive an appointment in due course.
If you have any concerns about your brain injury or any other health issue, your G.P. is your first point of contact or in an emergency dial 999 or attend the A and E department.
You should seek medical attention if any of the following symptoms occur:
- Drowsy and difficult to rouse
- Confusion or unable to understand what is being said to him or her
- Restlessness or Agitation
- Any event which you may think is a fit
- A severe ongoing headache despite painkillers
- Bleeding or a watery discharge from the nose or ears
- Symptoms that resemble a stroke i.e. weakness or loss of use of the arm/leg/face, slurred speech
Headway is a national charity who provide advice and support for those living with brain injuries and their families www.headway.org.uk
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.