Spinal Service

 

The Spinal Service provides specialist multidisciplinary assessment and management of rehabilitation needs for children and young people with spina bifida or spinal cord injury/disease.


Services provided         
  • Multidisciplinary rehabilitation assessment and review
  • Initial rehabilitation care planning
  • Time-limited, goal-focussed, multidisciplinary rehabilitation programmes
  • Endurance reconditioning
  • Psychosocial support
  • Bladder and bowel management
  • Wound management
  • Support independence in daily activities
  • Liaison with education and school support staff
  • Home / school programmes
  • Referral to and ongoing liaison with local community services
  • Support for health professionals caring for children living in regional and remote locations including via TeleHealth

Services are provided by
  • Paediatric Rehabilitation Specialist
  • Nursing staff
  • Allied Health staff including Physiotherapist, Occupational Therapist, Social Work

Staff
  • Dr Heather Burnett – Staff Specialist
  • Sharon Fenwick – CNC
  • Odette Treyvaud – Physio
  • Gai Lovell  – OT
  • Jeni White – Social Work
  • Donna Jones / Janet Zacharko – Allied Health Assistant
  • Denise Clark / Emma Patrick - Administration Officer

Resources