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Formerly Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust

Outpatient Care

Outpatient review is a valuable component in maintaining a healthy life and avoiding complications following spinal cord injury.

The long-term clinical management needs over a person’s life after spinal cord injury is far greater than the initial acute care and rehabilitation costs.

Significant health benefits can be realised when long-term management occurs in a proactive and preventative way, versus responding to medical emergencies or problems after they occur.

Changes in the neurological function of patients with spinal cord injury (e.g. bladder and bowel function, syrinx and cyst formation) can be identified in a skilled re-evaluation and any intervention necessary implemented.

Although SCI re-evaluations can take place elsewhere, if the clinicians and evaluation team are not experienced in evaluating potential complications and integrating the results into recommendations, problems can be missed, and the risk to the patient can be significant.

The Spinal Injuries Association, the national patients’ organisation, encourages all their members to demand re-referral back to their treating centre whenever possible.

We support this stance and wherever possible will accommodate the wishes of those registered with us throughout their lives.


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