South Australian Spinal Cord Injury Service (SASCIS)
The South Australian Spinal Cord Injury Service (SASCIS), located at Hampstead Rehabilitation Centre, is a statewide service providing specialist rehabilitation services for South Australia. SASCIS provides services for adults who have sustained neurological impairment due to spinal cord injury from both traumatic and non-traumatic causes.
support to other services who work with people with a spinal cord injury
a consultative service for paediatric spinal cord injury services.
Specialist services may also be provided to patients outside of South Australia where other options are limited, including in the Northern Territory, Western New South Wales and North Western Victoria.
Inpatient rehabilitation unit
The SASCIS inpatient spinal injury unit provides specialist inpatient rehabilitation services for adults who have sustained neurological impairment due to spinal cord injury from both traumatic and non-traumatic causes.
People with a spinal cord injury work with a team of health professionals, in an individually tailored rehabilitation program, to continue their recovery and maximise their independence and abilities.
Rehabilitation is a collaborative process and patients on the unit are supported to actively participate in daily ward routines, therapy and education sessions, and other activities on site.
SASCIS provides a range of specialist medical and allied health outpatient services providing assessment, short-term intervention and review.
On discharge, individuals with a new spinal cord injury will be provided information about on-going outpatient appointments. SASCIS clients will receive on-going medical reviews. Referral to other specialist clinics is on an assessed needs basis.
Clients new to SASCIS, or those not seen by SASCIS for more than 12 months, require a general practitioner or specialist referral.
Phone: (08) 8222 1627
Fax: (08) 8222 1866
Hampstead Rehabilitation Centre Outpatients
207-235 Hampstead Rd, Lightsview SA
SASCIS holds multi-disciplinary outreach clinics in Mt Gambier and Whyalla twice a year, attended by a rehabilitation physician, a spinal nurse and a spinal therapist.
Medical and nursing follow-up outpatient reviews are held at Noarlunga Hospital on a monthly basis. SASCIS rehabilitation physicians also provide regular outreach clinics to Alice Springs, Darwin and East Arnhem.
People who are current clients of SASCIS may access this service.
Clients new to SASCIS, or those not seen by SASCIS for more than 12 months, require a general practitioner or specialist referral to the Hampstead outpatient department.
Current clients are sent notification of South Australian country clinics around 6 to 8 weeks prior to the clinic.
Clinicians from host health services may request assessments and are encouraged to attend appointments with their clients.
For access to Northern Territory outreach, contact the Northern Territory spinal nurse on (08) 8985 8157.
Hampstead Rehabilitation Centre Outpatient Department Phone: (08) 8222 1627
Fax: (08) 8222 1866
The Spinal Outreach Rehabilitation Team (SORT) provides goal-directed support to individuals to enable them to manage their new way of life after sustaining a spinal cord injury.
SORT’s allied health and nursing staff provide home, centre and phone based services to support the transition from inpatient rehabilitation to community independence and participation.
SORT provides specialist advice and consultation to other services and health professionals working with people with a new spinal cord injury.
People with a newly acquired spinal cord injury who have completed their inpatient rehabilitation at Hampstead Rehabilitation Centre can access this service. SORT services are available following an individual’s discharge from the Hampstead Spinal Injury Unit to help with transition to the community. Health professionals providing services to individuals with a newly acquired spinal cord injury may contact SORT for specialist advice and guidance.
Hampstead Rehabilitation Centre
Phone: (08) 8222 1600
The SA Spinal Cord Injury Services Spinal Cord Injury Research Centre (SASCIRC) is the research arm of the SASCIS clinical service and a subsidiary of the Centre for Orthopaedics and Trauma Research, University of South Australia. SASCIRC aims to improve spinal cord injury care and patient outcomes through knowledge and knowledge translation. Evidence-based research programmes bridge the continuum of the basic, translational and clinical sciences.
If you are considering participating in a clinical trial, the International Collaboration on Repair Discoveries (ICORD), an interdisciplinary research centre focused on spinal cord injury, has produced a guide that is intended to address some of the questions you may have concerning various therapies or treatments after spinal cord injuries.
ParaQuad South Australia (PQSA) - provides information, advice and referral for accommodation, peer support, counselling and advocacy, family support services and raises community awareness. Contact 1800 063 419 or (08) 8355 3500 or the PQSA Peer Support Advocates Unit on (08) 8222 1820 or (08) 8222 1818
YMCA Recreation - many individual sports associations and clubs (for example sailing, swimming, tennis, cycling) also offer support or specific programs to assist people with disabilities to participate.
elearnSCI is an initiative of International Spinal Cord Society (ISCOS) with partners around the world. It offers free on line learning modules about management of spinal cord injuries for students and healthcare professionals.
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