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Rural Spinal Cord Injury Service (RSCIS)

The Rural Spinal Cord Injury Service (RSCIS) is a service to assist people with spinal cord injury (SCI) living in rural and regional areas to have access to services, support and evidence-based information to optimise their health outcomes and opportunities.  The Mid North Coast Rural Spinal Cord Injury Coordinator (RSCIC) is based in Coffs Harbour and travels to all areas within the Mid North Coast Local Health District (LHD).

The role of the RSCIC is to improve health outcomes and access to information and services for people with SCI.  This may be achieved through the following:

  • Participation in NSW Spinal Outreach Service (SOS) rural clinics and following-up of goals and recommendations made during the clinic with clients.
  • Comprehensively assessing all aspects of health for people with SCI.
  • Developing local service networks and referral pathways to help the person with SCI address their goals.
  • Assisting people with a newly acquired SCI to transition back into their own communities.
  • Providing consultancy and health promotion for people with SCI, their family, clinicians and community agencies involved in providing services for people with SCI.
  • People with SCI where there is a persistent neurological deficit arising from either a traumatic or non-traumatic but non-progressive cause.
  • People aged 16 years and over.
  • People consenting to receive services and agreeing to participate.
  • People with functional, psychosocial or health promotion goals.
  • Residents within the Mid North Coast Local Health District.

Anyone is welcome to contact the service and discuss potential referrals regarding their suitability.

Contact

39 Victoria Street
Coffs Harbour NSW 2450

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