New ABI figures out highlight shocking rise in ABI cases

Almost 44,000 people were admitted to hospitals with an acquired brain injury (ABI) related diagnosis in the North West of England last year, according a new report issued today 18/05/15 by brain injury charity Headway.

The region has the highest rate of head injury admissions of any English region and the second highest rate of admissions for all forms of brain injury.

Using hospital admissions statistics, the charity has compiled the first dataset on ABI-related hospital admissions in the UK. These include non-superficial head injuries, strokes, brain tumours, encephalitis, and a variety of additional conditions.

This is the first time a picture of incidence rates for all ABI in the UK has been published, with the figures highlighting the concerning number of people in the region sustaining injuries to the brain each year. See press release.