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Severe Head Trauma

Volume 448: debated on Thursday 29 June 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many specialist care centres for the rehabilitation of patients with severe head trauma there were in (a) the South West and (b) England in each year since 1997; (80378)

(2) how much her Department has spent on the provision of specialist rehabilitation services for patients with severe head trauma in each year since 1997;

(3) how many hospitals in the South West region offer specialist services for the rehabilitation of patients with severe head injuries;

(4) how many patients have received treatment for severe head trauma in a specialist centre in (a) Taunton constituency, (b) the South West and (c) England in each year since 2001.

Information on the number of specialist care centres for the rehabilitation of patients with severe head trauma, and the number of hospitals offering such services is not collected centrally.

Information on the number of patients receiving treatment for severe head trauma in England and the South West, and the cost of that provision, is not collected centrally. Data on the number of admissions to the specialist neurological rehabilitation unit Alfred Morris House, Taunton and Somerset national health service trust are shown in the following table.

April—March

2001-02

2002-03

2003-04

2004-05

2005-06

Acquired brain injury

33

32

32

39

49

Complex neurological disability

68

81

73

79

67

Total

101

113

105

118

116

Note: The above data exclude day cases and out-patient activity.