Oral Communication

Brain injury network in Languedoc-Roussillon

Dr Michel ENJALBERTa, Mrs Christine MARUÉJOLSb, Prof Isabelle LAFFONTc, Prof Jacques PÉLISSIERd, Dr Baya SOUAe

a Centre Hospitalier de Perpignan, b AFTC-LR, c CHU de Montpellier, d CHU de Nîmes, e ADAGES - FAM Fontaines d'O

The building of brain injury network in Languedoc-Roussillon is born from the synergism between the main hospitals working towards the care for this population and the regional association of families of brain injured people (AFTC-LR).

Methods: A first attempt was realized in 1996, after the July 4th medico-social circular. It was relaunched at the time of putting into place the 3rd Regional Health Organization Program (SROS), in 2004, then finalized by the common work of the Montpellier and Nîmes Universitary Hospitals, Perpignan Hospital, medico-social association ADAGES and AFTC-LR from 2012.

Results: The three above-mentionned hospitals are the regional reference centres, in acute care, but also in rehabillitation, with Coste-Floret Hospital, in Lamalou-les-Bains (Hérault) and Bouffard-Vercelli Centre, in Cerbère (Pyrénées-Orientales). The backing sanitary and medico-social network still requires to be formalized. The information day of January 29th 2015 has allowed the dynamics to be launched again. A synergism remains to be found with the stroke network proposed by the Regional Union of Health Professions (URPS).

Discussion: The concept of health network, in favour in the 2000's, has a tendency to mark time. The theme of persons with brain injuries gives rise to informal networks, as in the Rhône-Alpes region, or to very formal ones, as in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region. Whichever the chosen model, it is a particular good theme for health network as the June 18th 2004 circular emphasizes it. The first problem is to define its area.

Keywords : brain injury, health network