Taking place from 29th March to the 1st April 2023, this Congress is the largest gathering of global experts in brain injury and is taking place at the Convention Centre in Dublin.
Speaking at the 14th World Congress on Brain Injury organised by the International Brain Injury Association (IBIA) in partnership with Acquired Brain Injury Ireland (ABII), our CEO and Co-Founder Barbara O’Connell called for an investment of €6 million per annum to meet urgent need.
“19,000 people in Ireland acquire a brain injury each year, and many of these end up unnecessarily in nursing homes long-term. This must end. The slogan of our campaign is ‘Don’t Save Me, Then Leave Me – give me a pathway home’.
“The truth is, in Ireland there is no clear pathway for survivors of brain injury. Once they’re discharged from hospital, their future is in the hands of a geographic lottery – the system is under resourced and under-funded. Assessment Teams and specialist brain injury Case Managers can play a key role in addressing these issues at minimal cost to the State.