Brain Injury–Northern Ireland’s ‘Silent Epidemic’

An excellent BBC NI news story broadcast yesterday about brain injury in Northern Ireland, in which the broadcaster, Marie-Louise Connelly shares the hospital statistics that NI has the highest number of people admitted to the hospital with brain injury in the UK. The charity, Brain Injury Matters, describes brain injury as Northern Ireland’s silent epidemic and calls for more services to be in place.

Reassembled, Slightly Askew, which I am testing out with selected focus groups in the next few months, is in the right place at the right time to tour NI beginning in 2015, then beyond, courtesy of support from The Wellcome Trust, Arts & Disability Award Ireland (administered by Arts & Disability Forum, Belfast) and The MAC (where I am fortunate to receive invaluable support from it’s HATCH supported artist scheme).


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