Dr Abayomi Salawu MBBS, FWACS, FRCS(I), FHEA
I have known Paul since my appointment as Consultant in Rehabilitation Medicine with the Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust. His passion and commitment to improving the care of patients with acquired brain injury is unparalleled. His positive and can do attitude is a breath of fresh air in patient advocacy. He constantly seeks to improve upon existing services by his active involvement as well as supporting existing NHS services. He has worked tirelessly to set up a support centre for patients with acquired brain injury to fill an existing gap in service provision in the local area. He acts as a role model to many of our patients and gives hope to a lot of patients who are understandably apprehensive about what the future holds following their brain injury.
Since coming to the PAUL For Brain Recovery Centre I have gained more confidence and I am eating healthier. At the centre I am meeting other people going through brain recovery and hearing how they are coping with life. This has helped me as I wasn't coping and was unable to except my life after brain injury.
Before accessing the PAUL For Brain Recovery Centre we were lost and not sure about our future. Life was not the same after Simon’s injury but with the love and guidance we get from PAUL For Brain Recovery, we will get through this. The support we have had and still have is second to non, and we are so grateful to be supported by such a brilliant team!
Simon & Sheralee
PAUL For Brain Recovery helped Sheralee and myself a great deal when we didn't have any idea on the issues we faced. Paul and the team have made us feel so at ease with all our problems. We really appreciate all the work they have done for us both. The centre helped us feel part of a family that joins together to help each other. Keep up the good work and remember - Positivity, Awareness, Understanding and Love!
Michael Smith – Managing Director
The Cobus Foundation – a charitable arm of Hull telecoms firm, the Cobus Communications Group selected PAUL – For Brain Recovery as its nominated charity in their 25th Anniversary year. Paul’s passion for sport, nutrition and research as a therapeutic driving force for positive change and influence matched that of Cobus Managing Director Michael Smith who said "I feel there’s a real synergy between both our organisations and the positive outlook and get up and go that Paul brings can only be an exciting step for us all, Cobus are proud to be playing a supportive role.
Neil Hudgell – Managing Director
We are delighted to have Paul as an ambassador for Hudgell Solicitors, he is inspirational and already helping others. We hope that the drop-in centre will be able to help many people and their families through this difficult time, and we’re pleased to provide accommodation for 12 months to get the new project off to a great start. This is a significant step for Paul and his charity, and he deserves great credit for all he has achieved.
In the NHS we put our focus into ensuring that people who have a brain or head injury get the best medical treatment, but we need to recognise that people often need much longer term support and rehabilitation to help them pick up their lives again after such a traumatic experience. That’s why someone like Paul with his personal experience, knowledge and skills has been an inspiration to so many people. His remarkable journey, and his desire to help others in the same position, has led to the launch of the PAUL for Brain Recovery Centre, and we wish him and his team every success.
Before coming to the PAUL For Brain Recovery Centre I had lost all hope, my world seemed to end the day I had my stroke. Visiting PAUL For Brain Recovery has changed my life for the better. My confidence has improved and I have made new friends, friends for life. I dread to think where I would be now if I hadn't accessed the support of the PAUL For Brain Recovery Centre. So, in short the Centre is an amazing, supporting and loving place, which has helped my recovery a great deal.