Princess Royal Spinal Injuries Centre

Based at the Northern General Hospital, Sheffield.


Dr. K M Mathew, Consultant in Spinal Injuries
Mr. Pradeep Thumbikat, Consultant in Spinal Injuries
Ms. Sheilagh Reid, Consultant Urologist
Dr. Andrew Beechy, Clinical Director, Consultant Anaesthetist
Dr. Ramaswamy Hariharan, Consultant in Spinal Injuries

Sheilagh Reid provides the Urology cover. Andrew Beechy gives input into the Ventilated patients’ care.

About the Centre

With 64 inpatient beds, including 4 Ventilator Support beds, this centre of excellence is second only to the unit at Stoke Mandeville in terms of size and numbers of patients treated. It provides comprehensive Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) services incorporating acute, rehabilitation and continuing care facilities – including specialist plastic and urological surgery. The Centre provides services for patients within North and North-West England, Yorkshire, East and West Midlands and East Anglia.

The Centre supports a dedicated multi-disciplinary team that incorporates Medical Consultants, Nursing staff, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Dietician, Clinical Pharmacist, Radiographer, Social Worker and Psychologist. The Centre has its own integral Radiography Suite and Operating Theatre. In addition, the Unit provides Day Case surgery and investigation facilities, Outpatient and Community Liaison services.


Address for Correspondence

The Princess Royal Spinal Injuries Unit
Northern General Hospital
Herries Road

Telephone: 0114 2715646
Fax: 0114 2715649