State Head Injury Unit (SHIU)

The State Head Injury Unit (SHIU) (external site) aims to promote and assist the rehabilitation and community reintegration of people in Western Australia affected by Acquired Brain Injury (ABI).

The SHIU provides a state-wide, comprehensive, specialist case coordination and community-based therapy service to individuals between the ages of 16 and 65 years who have an ABI. Individuals seen typically sustain an ABI from trauma, stroke, tumour, hypoxia, severe concussion, infection etc.

Referrals (Word) are accepted from any sources for individuals residing anywhere within Western Australia. Referrals can be made at any stage along the continuum of care following injury. Confirmation of injury is required via access to relevant medical reports. Services are provided in the home, workplace, community or at the Unit.

The SHIU also functions as an ABI resource service for the wider community. Information and guidance can be obtained by contacting the SHIU via telephone. The SHIU is based at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital and is a Unit within the Mental Health, Public Health and Dental Services Directorate.

Last Updated: 18/05/2021