Acquired Brain Injury Rehabilitation Service

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The acquired brain injury rehabilitation service (ABIRS) provides specialist clinical assessments and rehabilitation for adults with acquired brain injury.

About the service

ABIRS is a specialist resource that works directly with people with brain injuries or supports other services regarding their clinical management. 

Its main responsibility is the assessment and rehabilitation management of people with recent severe acquired brain injuries. This represents a catastrophic event that permanently changes the lives of those experiencing it and their families.

The work requires an intensely person-centred and bio-psycho-social approach supported by expert knowledge of neuropsychology and neurological rehabilitation. This focuses on the restoration of a new sense of personal identity, the avoidance and management of risk and the recovery of participative and vocational activity. 

The service may need to work with individual people over several months and can only take on a limited number of referrals.

For more information about the service and what it does read the ABIRS - what we are and what we do.


  • East Dorset
    Poole Community Health Clinic (ground floor), Shaftesbury Road, Poole Dorset BH15 2NT
    T: ‚Äč01202 308077
  • West Dorset
    Maiden Castle House, 30 Maiden Castle Road, Dorchester Dorset DT1 2ER
    T: 01305 214500
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