Mayor Councillor Rosaleen O'Grady has paid tribute to the members of ‘Brain Injury Ireland’ for ‘The remarkable and pioneering journey the organisation has undergone.’ The Mayor was speaking at ABI’s tenth anniversary celebrations.
In her address, the Mayor placed the role of ABI in context ‘In the region of 13,000 people suffer from a head injury each year in Ireland, and depending on individual circumstances, they can face formidable challenges in their lives. Rehabilitation and clinical support are the key elements of the service, people recover and progress at varying levels, and this will determine the level of service required.’
- Mayor Rosaleen O'Grady, pictured with The Community Brain Injury Team which is a partnership between Acquired Brain Injury Ireland and the HSE include, Sandra Greene, Team Leader, Phil Mc Goldrick, Case Co Ordinator, Sophie O Dea, Assistant Psychologist, Mayor O Grady, Teresa O'Boyle, Local Services Manager, Rosemary Dillon, Senior Occupational Therapist, Dr. Caroline Mc Grath, Senior Clinical Neuro Psychologist.
‘The fact that the support is customised to the particular needs of the individual ensures that people can receive the appropriate level of care, which will help them live their lives to their full potential. You continue to monitor your services, and you re-evaluate and refine the impact these services have on your clients. You have an unwavering commitment to the highest standards in everything that you do, and you have enhanced the lives of many people throughout the country.’
- Rosaleen O’Grady , Adam Healy, Caroline Healy, Teresa O’Boyle - Total raised on the day was €760, which will go towards further development of rehabilitation services for people with an Acquired Brain Injury.