Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Day - Friday 18 MayPublished on: 18 May 2018
“Every eight hours someone is told they will never walk again due to a spinal injury”. Despite this statistic, with the initial amazing care offered by specialist spinal units, the personal dedicated care provided by the nursing team, physiotherapists, occupational therapists and specialist case managers, a positive and fulfilling future can be achievable.
Despite all of the support available, we understand that it is incredibly hard for our spinal injury clients not just physically but emotionally too, especially during those first few initial weeks in hospital. It should not be forgotten that it can be extremely difficult for the immediate and extended family to come to terms with the injury too. To say it’s an enormous change, is an underestimation.
Important to get the right support
It is so important to get a supportive team on board right from the start, whether it’s a legal team dealing with a potential claim, signing up to an early multi-disciplinary treatment team and obtaining bespoke rehabilitation or getting support from the fantastic peer support officers, it all makes a difference, this is not a journey to tread alone.
There will be dark days, but there is also a wealth of opportunity, knowledge, technology and potential achievement available to help. We see clients who go on to have marvellously rewarding lives, and it is an honour and privilege to be part of their incredible journeys.
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