QEF held an insightful Audience With.... Professor Stephen Powis, National Medical Director of NHS England and Dr. Yvonne Doyle, Medical Director and Director of Health Protection for Public Health England on the one year anniversary of the first national lockdown in the UK.
They were joined by QEF’s Director of Operations, Rita Asamoah, who talked about how QEF has worked in partnership with the NHS to support people directly out of hospital throughout the pandemic and opened the new Care and Rehabilitation Centre despite the challenges of COVID.
TV star, Tamzin Outhwaite is patron of QEF's 'Edward Guinness Appeal' which is raising £2.7m towards the development of the Care and Rehabilitation Centre (CRC); providing life-changing neuro rehabilitation for hundreds of people a year after a stroke or acquired brain injury.
The appeal which is being led by long standing supporter and former QEF Trustee, Edward Guinness CVO, was launched at the end of 2019 and has raised just over £700,000 already, with the aim of raising an additional £2m over the next two years.
QEF has hosted a series of virtual events since December 2020 with expert guest speakers and QEF specialists, discussing the latest developments in neuro rehabilitation and how COVID-19 has impacted the delivery of holistic, person-centred therapy and care.
Listen to Katy Swann, QEF physiotherapist and Rhianna Brien, QEF Assistant Psychologist, talk about solutions to delivering multi disciplinary, person-centred care during the pandemic. This content was delivered as part of the Neuro Education Clinic webisode 'Rehabilitation in the wake of COVID-19' on 29th January 2021.
The focus of this year's International Day of People with Disabilities is ‘not all disabilities are visible', shining a light on hidden disabilities. Dr. Holly Hurn, QEF’s Clinical Psychologist, talks about the hidden disabilities that can result from an acquired brain injury (ABI) and how important it is that there is greater awareness to support people trying to cope after such a traumatic life event.