What is a HATS nurse?
The Headway Acute Trauma Support (HATS) Nurse role was launched at James Cook in February 2017 as part of a two-year pilot scheme supported by the Big Lottery Fund.
HATS nurses provide emotional and practical support, information and advice to family members and carers of people in the early stages following an acquired brain injury, especially those in critical care or high dependency units (HDU).
HATS Nurse Kerry Reynolds is based at James Cook to help provide support to patients and a range of teams based at the trust. These include teams in A&E, critical care, HDU, neurosurgery, neuro HDU and neuro rehabilitation.
For more information on how Kerry can support you email her on – Kerry.firstname.lastname@example.org