Sintons sponsors Headway Darlington conference

A conference shining a light on the need for early intervention after brain injury, and which brings together a number of key figures to look at the topic, is being sponsored by Sintons.

The Headway Darlington conference on 19 May 2023 has a theme of ‘Every 90 Seconds Counts’ which ties in with National ABI Week, and aims to highlight that earlier intervention post-discharge vastly aids TBI recovery.

The Darlington and Tees Valley area has traditionally seen a lack in post-discharge resource, meaning that Headway groups have played a particularly vital role in supporting brain injury survivors and their families.

The conference, on May 19, brings together Luke Griggs, Chief Executive of Headway UK, with other speakers including Peter Gibson, MP for Darlington, Dr Janet Walker, Medical Director for Tees Valley ICB, and Dr Geoff Hill, Consultant Neuropsychologist at South Tees Hospitals.

Sophie Moore, Senior Associate in Sintons’ specialist Court of Protection team, will also deliver a presentation, alongside Jo Wallis from Headway Tyneside, and Headway Darlington members Bill and Dorothy Barclay.

As a leading advisor nationally in brain injury and Neurotrauma, Sintons supports clients from across the country in rebuilding their lives. Much of the firm’s work comes from referrals by fellow neuro professionals on the strength of Sintons track record of delivering excellent client service and legal expertise.

Alastair Elliot, Partner in the Neurotrauma team at Sintons, and a Trustee of Headway Darlington, said: “The problems around access to resources for brain injury survivors after discharge from an acute setting is well-documented. It is not an issue seen only in this area, it is a matter of great national concern – but we are committed to playing our role in tackling this.

“By bringing together a number of leading figures in our area, we will look at how every 90 seconds really does count, and why early intervention can be absolutely critical to securing the best outcomes for survivors.

“This conference brings together professionals, people living with brain injury and family members from across the region, and will look at the steps being taken to improve post-discharge provision in our area. We are very much looking forward to welcoming them to Darlington.”

The Every 90 Seconds Counts conference will be held on May 19 2023, from 10.30am, at the Mercure Darlington Kings Hotel. To register your interest please email