Paediatric and young adults spinal cord injury group information - Alice Ward and MCSI - Leaflet

The paediatric group is based at the Robert Jones & Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in Oswestry. The group is made up of members of the multidisciplinary team based on Alice ward and the Spinal Injury Unit.

A child with spinal cord injury (SCI) is a rare event, so many children and their families find themselves rehabilitating following SCI on their own away from other children like themselves. They are also away from adults with SCI, as their
needs as children, (under 16) means staying on Alice ward (the children’s ward in the hospital), rather than on the MCSI.
Following an injury or trauma to the spinal cord it is important to be treated at a specialist spinal centre so that all care and rehabilitative needs can be addressed by experienced professionals.

Spinal cord injury centres are highly specialised in their care and management and practice a realistic, holistic approach to both rehabilitation and resettlement.

Release Date: 01 Jun 2010