The Golden Jubilee regional spinal cord injuries centre at The James Cook University Hospital provides care for patients with new and existing spinal cord injuries. The service covers patients residing from the Scottish border south to Barrow in the west and Whitby in the east.
The centre cares for patients from the day of their injury with life-long follow up. Priority is given to admission of newly injured patients and our 24-hour contact number for newly injured patients is 01642 282641.
The centre is supported by the spinal surgical service and a level-one trauma centre together with interventional radiology and complete range of other specialities. It has its own high dependency unit (HDU) where spinal cord injured patients requiring ventilation can be supported.
Rehabilitation is carried out with dedicated facilities in the centre by a specialist team working across many specialties.
As well as routine spinal cord injury rehabilitation and follow-up, the centre offers spinal cord injured patients a number of specialist services.
Clinics are provided for specialist urology, spasticity, hand clinics and fertility and outreach clinics are also held in Carlisle and Blyth and our specialist spinal nurses provide outreach services to patients throughout the region, however these clinics are not available on the choose and book system.
How to refer to the centre
All newly injured patient referrals should be made via the national spinal cord injuries database by clicking nww.mdsas.nhs.uk/Spinal/referral.aspx