Bush & Company is setting up a catastrophic injuries specialist service in Scotland.
The company, which carries out specialist medico-legal and rehabilitation expertise to insurance companies and solicitors in England, said that it was expanding its geographical reach in order to meet demand for expertise in serious injury claims.
Bush & Company has created a team to take on new cases, headed up by case management service operations manager Linda Ingram. Glasgow-based Ingram is a registered nurse with a proven track record in the health insurance sector.
Joining Ingram will be registered nurses Barry Lehane, Shelly Temple and Kate Barron.
Lehane, a registered general nurse, has more than 20 years’ experience working in a variety of specialist neurological settings, specialising in individuals with acquired brain injury and spinal cord injury. Temple offers extensive clinical and managerial experience spanning more than 18 years, working with both adults and children in a number of leadership roles within the NHS and the independent sectors. Barron is a registered paediatric nurse with more than 25 years’ experience in a range of senior roles including as a nurse practitioner in a walk-in centre in Germany for the military and their families.
“By extending our reach to offer case management services in Scotland, we are able to help even more people regain a quality of life following a serious injury as a result of an accident or injury at birth,” said Ingram.
“We believe there is a need for more specialist services for people with catastrophic injury in Scotland. As experts in this field, the move builds on our offering to solicitors and insurance companies, enabling them to access the right case manager in the right location for their client”.
Helen Jackson, managing director at Bush & Company (pictured below), added that the organisation’s expansion into Scotland would ensure that more people with disabilities could benefit from its “unique approach” to case management, which she said is underpinned by care and respect for every individual.
“[This] was the vision of our founder Paul Bush, who became a paraplegic in 1975 and sadly passed away earlier this year,” she said.
“His legacy continues to shape the way we work every day.”