Rural Spinal Cord Injury Service

Rural Spinal Cord Injury Service

The Rural Spinal Cord Injury Service (RSCIS) assists people with spinal cord injury (SCI) living in rural and regional areas with access to services, support and evidence-based information to optimise their health outcomes and opportunities.  

Who is eligible for the service?
  • 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.
  • Mid North Coast Local Health District Residents.
What is the role of the Rural Spinal Cord Injury Coordinator?

To improve health outcomes, access to information and to services for people with SCI and may include:

  • 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
  • develop local service networks and referral pathways to help the person address their goals
  • assist people with a newly acquired SCI to transition back into their own communities
  • provide consultancy and health promotion for people with SCI, their family, clinicians and community agencies involved.

The Mid North Coast Rural Spinal Cord Injury Co-ordinator (RSCIC) is based in Coffs Harbour and travels throughout the Mid North Coast Local Health District (LHD).

Referral Procedures

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

Rural Spinal Cord Injury Service (MNCLHD)
39 Victoria Street
Coffs Harbour NSW 2450

Phone 02 6659 2350
Fax 02 6659 2310