Meningitis

MPs demand better brain injury care

Head injuries are a leading cause of death and disability
Astonishingly, every 90 seconds someone in the UK is taken to hospital with a brain injury. 

A report commissioned by a group of cross-party MPs found that while immediate care was invariably excellent, the rehabilitation process was often less satisfactory.  

Mandy Baker reports.

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Harmonie-Rose lost her limbs to meningitis but was pushed around a half-marathon course.
Harmonie-Rose lost her limbs to meningitis but was pushed around a half-marathon course.

Tweet of the day: County Durham girl's reaction to 'hero arm'

Lucy Moody

Journalist

A County Durham girl who lost both her hands to meningitis as a baby has been helping to pioneer a state-of-the-art bionic limb.

Take a look at the tweet below to see Tilly Lockey from Consett receive her newest "hero arm".

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Tilly Lockey: 'I can paint with my bionic arms'
Tilly Lockey, 13, has bionic arms that are so sophisticated she can now use a paintbrush and apply make-up.