Head injuries

October 2012

Head injuries to children can have a devastating effect on the child and their family both in terms of the emotional and economic effects.

Families with disabled children can earn between 15% and 20% less than other families through loss of income from caring for their child and a day in a specialist unit from a serious incident costs the NHS £1,000 a day.

Consultant paediatric neurologist, Dr Andrew Curran from Alder Hey Children’s Hospital talks about the long-term economic effects on families and the broader society of caring for a child with a disability.

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Updated June 2013