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Closing the gap in community-based services

The needs of individuals with acquired brain injury significantly outweigh existing services and support. But there is currently no coordinated provincial or GTA strategy to advocate for improved ABI services. The Toronto ABI Network is developing an advocacy strategy to address this need. The Network formed an Advocacy Working Group in 2011 that includes representatives […]

Network conducts ABI system analysis

Individuals with acquired brain injury face longer wait times for inpatient rehabilitation than almost all other rehabilitation populations. And individuals with complex needs have significant challenges accessing ABI services across the continuum. As a first step in addressing these issues, the Network is conducting a review of: resources available across inpatient and outpatient ABI rehab […]

Successful early referral project leads to change in practice

Early referral for ABI patients is now standard practice in Toronto’s trauma and neurosurgery programs following a successful demonstration project led by the Toronto ABI Network. Discharge planning teams from the trauma and neurosurgery units at St. Michael’s, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and Toronto Western Hospital (UHN-TWH) now send inpatient ABI referrals to the Network […]