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Early intervention impossible for spinal cord injured people in remote and regional Australia

The Spinal Network Expert Meeting held in Darwin on 7 April 2017 was an initiative of the Spinal Network and partly funded by the Northern Territory Motor Accidents Compensation Commission and Keep Moving. Participants included clinicians from the spinal unit in Adelaide, representatives from the Department of Health in NT, community groups, paramedics and emergency, and remote medicine specialists.

The Expert Meeting was conceptualised as a strategic activity to facilitate discussions on early intervention for people suffering a spinal cord injury in remote and regional Australia and to continue the discussion on the difficulties encountered treating acute spinal cord injuries and providing subsequent follow up services in Central and Northern Australia.

The meeting was commenced by a foreword of Chris Bertinshaw, CEO of the Spinal Network. Read more.

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An estimated 10,000 Australians live with a spinal cord injury - but data on their treatment and rehabilitation is scant. Read more

University of NSW Medical Orchestra's Winter Charity Concert Read more

The Spinal Network Expert Meeting held in Darwin on 7 April 2017 was an initiative of the Spinal Network and partly funded by the Northern Territory Motor Accidents Compensation Commission and Keep Moving. Participants included clinicians from the spinal unit in Adelaide, representatives from the Department of Health in NT, politicians, community groups, paramedics and emergency, and remote medicine specialists. Read more

Click here for a series of animations depicting what a spinal cord injury is and different scenarios about how they happen. There is also an opportunity to test your skills with our series of driving games. Read more
The Spinal Cord Injury Unit at the Royal North Shore Hospital is hosting an Autumn Ball Fundraiser at Dockside, Cockle Bay on Friday, 10 March 2017 from 6.30pm to 11.30pm. Tickets include a 3-course dinner and drinks. Read more

Sydney's ide Group has now launched the 2017 Building Better Futures for Health Challenge and are on the hunt to find and invest in Australia’s best health innovations. Read more

The Spinal Network has greatly appreciated the work of the Hon Jillian Skinner MP, as both the NSW opposition spokesperson on health and medical research over 14 years, and as the Minister since 2011. Read more