The Yorkshire Regional Spinal Injuries Unit

Sited at Pinderfields Hospital, Wakefield.


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 Unit was 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


Address for Correspondence
The Yorkshire Regional Spinal Injuries Unit
Pinderfields General Hospital
Aberford Road
Telephone: 01924 542055
Fax: 01924 542057