Mr Munawar Mecci and Dr Wunna Aung are the two consultants who work in the spinal cord injuries centre.
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The team of healthcare professionals, and the multi-disciplinary team in the centre all work together to give patients the opportunity to achieve the best outcome possible for the individual.
There are various members of staff who work on the spinal injuries wards, including doctors, nursing staff, health care assistants, ward clerks and pharmacists.
The specialist nurses are part of the life-long service you will receive from the centre. They will follow you up in the community after discharge, and visit you within two weeks when subsequent visits will be arranged as needed. You will also see them at your out-patient clinic appointments.
The spinal cord injuries therapy team includes physiotherapists, occupational therapists and therapy assistants.
The social worker at the centre is Jane Atha and is available Monday to Friday 9am to 4.30pm. The role of the social worker on the Spinal Cord Injuries Centre is, with your permission, to refer for social care assessments from the patient’s home area.
The discharge nurse at the spinal cord injury centre is Cyndi Dixon who will liaise with healthcare providers in the community for patients who will need care following discharge.
The Clinical Psychology Team meet with all newly injured patients on the unit and are involved throughout their admission. An outpatient service is also available following discharge.
The Liaison Psychiatry Team provide an efficient, effective and seamless, 24 hour individualised mental health service for people aged 18 and over who are accessing the golden jubilee regional spinal cord injuries centre at the james cook university hospital
The Spinal Cord Injury Centre (SCIC) offer outpatient clinics which are led by various medical staff. The clinics are held at the SCIC and at outreach clinics based at Blyth Community Hospital and Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle
Peer support occurs when people provide knowledge, experience, emotional, social or practical help to each other. It commonly refers to an initiative consisting of trained supporters (although it can be provided by peers without training), and can take a number of forms such as peer mentoring, listening or counselling.