The Yorkshire Regional Spinal Injuries Unit

Sited at Pinderfields Hospital, Wakefield

Consultants
Mr F Jamil, Consultant in Spinal Injuries
Mr WA Raza, Consultant in Spinal Injuries
Mr S Harrison, Urology Consultant

About the Centre
Yorkshire Regional Spinal Injuries established in 1952.YRSIC is a 32-bedded unit with a large catchment area, treating both traumatic and non traumatic Spinal Cord Injured patients of all age groups from Yorkshire, Humberside and beyond. Our catchment area covers a population of over 7 million and we admit approximately 110 newly injured patients each year.
The YRSIC has a commitment to provide life-long care to these individuals. Consequently, healthcare provision is accessible in the event of necessary re-admission for those who have developed complications of spinal cord injury or for those who require further Top up rehabilitation.

Treatments and Facilities provided at YRSIC:
Acute patient care
Rehabilitation
Top up Rehabilitation
Re admission for spinal injuries related complications
Pressure sore surgery
Reconstructive Rehabilitation surgery
Implantation of Intrathecal Drug Delivery system for spasticity and pain
Sexual Dysfunction –erectile dysfunction and fertility
Pain Management
Spasticity Management

We have:
Conditioning weights gym
Gymnasium
Specialist exercise equipment
Sports equipment including, indoor tennis, table tennis, archery and more.
Hydrotherapy pool access
Sport Hall
Lokomat – Robotic exercise machine

We do:
Hydrotherapy
Electrotherapy
Manual techniques
Respiratory therapy
Movement re-education
Gait re-education
Spasticity management
Acupuncture
Orthotics clinic
External assessments of referred patients
Community re-integration; home visits and gym/leisure centre visits.
Onward referral to regional physiotherapy teams

Occupational Therapy
Personal activity of daily living
Assuagement and treatment of upper limb
Home assessment and recommendations
Specialist equipment
Domestic activities of daily living
Wheelchairs and seating
Turning to Driving advice
Social, Leisure and Vocational skills

Website

http://www.midyorks.nhs.uk/main.cfm?type=THEYORKSHIREREGIONAL

Address for Correspondence

The Yorkshire Regional Spinal Injuries Unit
Pinderfields General Hospital
Aberford Road
WAKEFIELD WF1 4DG

Telephone: 01924 542055
Fax: 01924 542057