Welsh Spinal Injuries and Neurological Rehabilitation Unit

Based at the Rookwood Hospital in Cardiff.


Consultants
Mr. Sreedhar Kolli, MS, MRCS, Consultant in Spinal Injuries
Ms Meena Agarwal MS,FRCS (Urol),PhD Consultant Urologist (covering the Spinal Unit)
Dr. Nick Stallard, Consultant Intensivist (supporting ventilation for Spinal Unit)
Dr. Jenny Moses PhD, Consultant Clinical Psychologist


About the Centre

26 bed Unit for the treatment of spinal cord injury patients in South and Mid Wales, also neighbouring Gloucestershire.

At present 80% of our patients live within an hour’s drive of the Spinal Injuries Unit.

We have developed a multi-disciplinary in-reach model to prevent complications and improve outcomes at the University Hospital of Wales in the acute phase of spinal injury.

Plans are underway to relocate the Unit to the University Hospital Llandough by early 2014 with more modern facilities and provision of ventilatory beds.

The Unit is a part of the Neurosciences Directorate and also aids in the rehabilitation of complex non-traumatic spinal cord injuries or with similar presentations.

The Unit works closely with the community Pressure Ulcer Prevention Team (PUPIS) managing most pressure sores in the community based at Morriston Hospital, Swansea.

This team is very well supported by the Thousand Lives Plus Campaign to prevent unnecessary morbidity in patients prone to pressure sores.


Website
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http://www.wales.nhs.uk/sites3/page.cfm?orgid=737&pid=37153


Address for Correspondence
Welsh Spinal Injuries and Neurological Rehabilitation Unit,
Rookwood Hospital,
Cardiff CF5 2YN
Telephone:     029 2031 3732 and 029 2031 3833
Fax:           029 2057 6144