Acquired Brain Injury (ABI)

An Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) refers to the following conditions: stroke, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), subarachnoid haemorrhage, encephalitis and hypoxic brain injury. The ABION is a member of the Multi-Disciplinary Team  within Fife Rehabilitation Service  at Cameron Hospital. The Acquired Brain Injury Outreach Nurse Service can offer appointments at Fife Rehabilitation Service or remotely via Near Me video call or telephone contact. When required, a home visit can be arranged. This service is provided Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5.00pm.

Referral routes

Patients are referred to Fife Rehabilitation Service by the acute hospital, GP or other health professionals. The ABION provides contact to support individuals with an ABI and their families. The support offered is tailored to the individuals need and may include:-

Information and advice 

The ABION can help you and your family learn and understand more about the effects of brain injury and support you to cope with changes.

Emotional support 

Dealing with the effects of brain injury can be very difficult and raise many concerns. You and your family may find it helpful to discuss how you are feeling and raise any concerns you may have with the ABION. The ABION can offer support to you and your family as you come to terms and adjust to any effects the ABI may have for you and those close to you.

Practical support

The ABION will discuss the issues important to you and support you where possible with short and longer term goals. The ABION can link with health, social and other services that may be involved in your rehabilitation to ensure your individual needs are addressed and everyone who needs to know about your condition understands how it affects you. The ABION can refer you, where necessary, to other professionals for additional support to assist with the effects of your brain injury.

Useful links

Congenital Heart Surgeon's Society

Stroke UK

Brain and Spine