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New look, improved website

The Toronto ABI Network has updated its visual identity and redesigned its website. The new look reflects the Network’s evolution. Since the Network was established in 1995, we have become a recognized leader in acquired brain injury, working to improve access to high quality, publicly-funded ABI services. As part of the redesign, we have moved […]

Network project evaluates access to concussion care

The Toronto ABI Network and project partners have received funding from the Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation (ONF) to evaluate the current status of concussion care in Ontario.  The project builds on a previous ONF survey and will gather and analyze Ontario data on the frequency of adult and pediatric concussions treated by family practice physicians, pediatricians […]

Staff changes at Network

The Toronto ABI Network is pleased to welcome Sue Balogh, Project Coordinator/Planner and Julie Osbelt, ABI Referral Coordinator, to the Network secretariat. Sue Balogh is very familiar with the ABI Network and has years of experience working in the field of ABI. For the past seven years she has worked as a project coordinator/planner for […]

Improving flow between hospitals and community

Confusion about community services for patients with ABI has resulted in concern that ABI clients are not being referred or triaged to the right programs. In the fall, the Network brought acute care, rehab and community-based partners together to share information on services available in the community and identify mechanisms to improve flow between hospital […]

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 […]