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Posted on Mar 13 2020 by

St Andrew’s Brain Injury unit achieves prestigious Headway accreditation

We are proud to announce that our Brain Injury unit, which provides specialist care for people living with acquired brain injuries, has been named an ‘Approved Provider’ from national Charity Headway.

The much-respected status from the UK’s brain injury association was provided following an on-site assessment which took place over the course of a few months.  The robust assessment process involved evaluating our service, together with discussions with staff, patients and, where possible, family and carers. 

A brain injury can lead to a wide range of problems in people. While many people recover quickly after a minor head injury, this is not always the case and people may experience longer-term effects which require a stay of in hospital, so they can receive specialist rehabilitation treatment.

Achieving 'Approved Provider' accreditation from Headway is a sign of excellence that reassures patients, families and carers in the high quality care St Andrew’s provides.  The tick of approval from Headway also demonstrates the commitment by the unit to continuously improve its service and training for staff. 

Clinical Director Vishelle Kamath explained: 

“We are delighted that Headway has provided us with this prestigious status as it demonstrates the excellent care we are providing across the whole of our Brain Injury Unit.  It has been a very rigorous process but I’m extremely proud of all of the team for the work they do in caring for patients each and every day.”

Muthu Natarajan, Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist, added:

“The Headway accreditation is a significant achievement and demonstrates consistency across the Brain Injury Unit, including quality, governance and therapies. This award with strengthen the reputation of our brain injury service and capability to deliver excellent patient-focussed care. “

More information about the Headway Provider scheme can be found here:

www.headway.org.uk/about-brain-injury/professionals/approved-provider-scheme/