Statement by Premier Dennis King on Brain Injury Awareness Month
Dennis King, Premier of Prince Edward Island issued the following statement on Brain Injury Awareness Month:
“Brain injury changes your life and it changes the lives of those around you.
June is Brain Injury Awareness Month, and I am proud to stand with the brain injury community to break down stigma, empower those who have survived trauma and raise public awareness to reduce the risk of concussion.
Every year, hundreds of Islanders visit our emergency departments citing a head injury as one of the reasons for their visit. Trauma PEI works with our health care providers, community partners and schools to deliver the best possible care to Islanders with a brain injury.
As Islanders, we can all take steps to help prevent brain injury, like wearing a seatbelt and securing children in proper car seats, wearing appropriate helmets for sport and recreational activities, installing handrails for seniors, and using safety gates to protect children from stairs and other potential dangers.
Whether you are a senior, a concerned parent, a youth, a teacher, a health care provider or a coach, we can all help reduce the impact of brain injuries in our communities.
Going forward, we welcome the opportunity to continue to work with Trauma PEI, the Brain Injury Association and the broader community, to address the needs of injured Islanders and their families.”
Office of the Premier