Bangor Rotary learns about Headway charity

| September 29, 2011

Gemma McCabe from Headway in Belfast visited the Club to tell members morea bout the charity’s work. Gemma gave us a run down of the facts and figures of the group and who they try to help across the Province.

President Denis Neill welcomed Gemma McCabe from Headway to the Rotary Club of Bangor

  • Each year an estimated 1 million people attend hospital A&E in the UK following head injury. Many more head injuries go unreported and are not assessed by medical professionals
  • Of these, around 135,000 people are admitted to hospital each year as a consequence of brain injury
  • It is estimated that across the UK there are around 500,000 people (aged 16 – 74) living with long term disabilities as a result of traumatic brain injury
  • Approximately 85% of traumatic brain injuries are classified as minor, 10% as moderate and 5% as severe
  • Men are two to three times more likely to have a traumatic brain injury than women. This increases to five times more likely in the 15-29 age range
  • Life expectancy for brain injury survivors is normal, so over time, what may seem like a low volume problem becomes a high volume one

For more information on the work of Headway, please visit


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