The Yorkshire Regional Spinal Injuries Centre
Please click one of the links below for more information on the Yorkshire Regional Spinal Injuries Centre (YRSIC):
YRSIC Admission Guidelines
The YRSIC originally opened in 1957 and is today one of 11 Regional Spinal Injuries Centres in Great Britain dedicated to the management and rehabilitation of spinally-injured patients.
In 2010, the Centre moved into its new location at the new Pinderfields Hospital, where we use state-of-the-art technology to treat our patients. The new facilities mean that we can provide care in a purpose-built and truly accessible environment with greater privacy and dignity for patients.
We provide life-long care to patients with a spinal cord injury or non-progressive spinal cord disease.
An injury to the spine is a major event which can dramatically change a person’s life. The specialist multidisciplinary team is very experienced in understanding the effects of spinal cord injury and aims to help patients to achieve the best level of physical and psychological independence they can.
We work together to offer a goal-orientated programme of care and education.
Our state-of-the-art facilities
The Centre has modern, new facilities for rehabilitation with the latest kit and technology, including a modern gym with court area for sports such as basketball and table tennis, IT facilities and a ‘conditioning suite’, which has a range of cardiovascular machines including specialised treadmills.
Patients and staff are also seeing the benefits from having more space and better kit in other departments. For example, the X-ray department has new adaptable x-ray tables that enable staff to x-ray patients and diagnose their condition more quickly.
The new rehabilitation facilities have been installed thanks to a £2.5 million donation by The Stepping Stones Appeal charity, and mean that the YRSIC has some of the best facilities in the country for rehabilitation. Please see below for more information on The Stepping Stones Appeal.
Where do we offer this service?
The YRSIC is at Gate 4, Floor A, Pinderfields Hospital. Please note that the entrance to the Centre is via the main hospital entrance only.