Spinal cord injury
Sussex Trauma Network is linked with Stoke Mandeville National Spinal Injuries Centre.
Referrals should be submitted via the National Spinal Injury Cord Database: www.spinalreferrals.nhs.uk
For traumatic injury the referral should be submitted within 4 hours of diagnosis of Spinal Cord Injury.
For non-traumatic injury the referral should be submitted as soon as possible.
Spinal Injuries Association
Spinal Injuries Association (SIA) is the leading national user-led spinal cord injuries charity. The charity believes that everyone has a right to live a fulfilled life and that means the life that they choose, a life that has the same opportunities as everyone else.
The charity provides Advice and Advocacy Services, access to SCI Nurse Specialists, Peer Support services, Telephone counselling service, advice on accessing funding support, and dedicated Home Delivery Service for spinal cord injured people that offers specialist support for all of your urology, stoma, pharmaceutical and lifestyle needs.
The SIA also publishes the National Spinal Cord Injury Database, which can be accessed here: (NHS Network only)
The Chaseley Trust
We support people with spinal injuries, acquired brain injuries, stroke, loss of limbs and progressive conditions such as Multiple Sclerosis, Motor Neurone Disease and Parkinson’s Disease.
We provide wide-ranging care for people suffering from complex conditions related to, or caused by, acquired/traumatic brain injury and other neurological illnesses, including spinal cord injury. We deliver these services in both hospital and community settings across the South of England.
We are the only anthroposophic hospital in the UK and serve the population nationally, in addition to providing services internationally with our expertise in neurological disorders and rehabilitation. We work closely with NHS and social care colleagues to deliver integrated care that is shaped to an individual’s needs, which is regularly reviewed. We employ more than 200 staff, including doctors, general nurses, physiotherapists, dieticians and many other healthcare professionals.