The scale of brain injury in Ireland

We estimate more than 19,000 brain injuries are acquired in Ireland every year. This is based on a minimum of 18,800 brain injuries occurring annually as confirmed by 8,500 strokes a year (National Stroke Audit), 300 brain tumour cases (National Cancer Registry) and 10,000 people hospitalised with traumatic brain injuries (National Neuro Rehabilitation Strategy).

A further, 120,000 people in Ireland are estimated to be living with moderate or severe disability caused by brain injuries. We believe these figures are only scratching the surface of the scale of brain injury in this country.

Currently, there is little Irish epidemiological research to show the actual incidence or prevalence of acquired brain injury. Without this research, it is difficult to secure additional financial resources required to ensure people have access to vital, specialist neuro-rehabilitation services like ours.

Here is what we know:

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