Hydrocephalus is a build of fluid in the cavities in the brain. This fluid increases the size of the ventricles and increases the pressure which can damage the brain.

There are three main types of Hydrocephalus:

  • Congenital
  • Acquired
  • Normal Pressure

Hydrocephalus which is present from birth can be caused by Spina Bifida or if the Mother develops an infection during pregnancy. Many babies born with Hydrocephalus have permanent brain damage.

Neuro Case Management can help to provide care during this difficult time. NCMUK will carry out an Initial Needs Assessment to determine the best way forward in relation to the Care of the Client. This may include organising and training Carers, introducing other Care Professionals such as Occupational Therapists, Speech & Language Therapists, Physiotherapists etc.

NCMUK will manage the Team to ensure the safety and welfare of the Client and their family. Providing full transparency and involvement within an agreed Case Management structure.