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The An Saol Day Centre, a three-year pilot project supported by the Health Service Executive (HSE) and based on the 2016 proposal, will open its doors in Spring 2019.

The An Saol Foundation was officially launched on the 18th of June, 2016 to raise awareness of the challenges facing the survivors and families of severe Acquired Brain Injury (sABI), and to raise funds for the An Saol Pilot Project. This 3 year pilot program will establish a day-care center for five survivors of sABI, offering an intensive and inclusive neurological rehabilitation program, informed by best international practice.

The goal is to show the benefits of ongoing rehabilitation for the survivors of sABI, and to be the forerunner of other programs, and hopefully a state initiative, to provide a path to recovery for all sABI patients – instead of leaving them without adequate care in nursing homes. The total cost of the three-year program is estimated to be €1.5 million ($1.7 million USD) – including all facilities, equipment, trained therapists, and support programs. This is in line with current costs to simply “maintain” patients in a nursing home.