The Spinal Treatment Centre focuses on the care and rehabilitation of persons with Spinal Cord Injury.
By car: Enter hospital site at Entrance B. Park in car park 7.
By bus: Alight at The Green (first stop).
Follow the road to car park 7 and the Spinal Unit is on the left hand side.
The Spinal Treatment Centre is situated at Salisbury District Hospital near the village of Odstock and benefits from close links with the general departments in the hospital. It comprises a purpose built, 42-bed centre which specialists in caring for people who have spinal cord injury and serves patients in the South & South West of England.
The Duke of Cornwall Spinal Treatment Centre specialises in the total management of patients paralysed following spinal cord injury or non-progressive spinal cord disease. This includes ongoing advice and support to meet the changing needs of the patient.
Our multidisciplinary teams enable an individual to optimise their physical and psychological ability to achieve independence appropriate to their level of disability. This will take into consideration the values, choice and social situation of the patient, their families and carers.
We are committed to provide a high standard of quality care through an ongoing education, research, development and staff training programme.
Multidisciplinary care allows for appropriate use of the expertise of a mix of health care professionals. This approach ensures an organised division of tasks, working towards a common goal where there is a group responsibility for the final outcome.
The team is further enhanced by consultation when required with other health care professionals including speech and language therapy, pathology, pharmacy, dietetics, stoma therapy and medical specialists in urology, psychiatry, plastic surgery, neurosurgery, pain management, respiratory medicine, infection control and orthopaedic surgery.
All teams deliver services to patients undergoing primary rehabilitation and those admitted for treatment of complications of their spinal cord injury. The team works with the patient, family and carers in establishing goals to maximise an individual's independence and function. The team takes every opportunity to ensure communication within and between disciplines is effective. Each discipline holds their own team meeting to organise work schedules, discuss professional development, policies and procedures and address any individual team issues that may arise.
Our staff at Salisbury District Hospital have long been well regarded for the quality of care and treatment they provide for our patients and for their innovation, commitment and professionalism. This has been recognised in a wide range of achievements and it is reflected in our award of NHS Foundation Trust status. This is afforded to hospitals that provide the highest standards of care.