Queen Elizabeth National Spinal Injuries Unit
The Queen Elizabeth National Spinal Injuries Unit is responsible for the management of all patients in Scotland who have a traumatic injury to the spinal cord. Commissioned in 1992 it has continued to develop the management of the acute injury and life time care of all its patients to maximise function and to prevent the complication of paralysis. Facilities include a combined Admission Ward and HDU (Edenhall) and a Rehabilitation Ward (Philipshill) with a Respiratory Care Unit. In addition there is custom built Step-Down Unit for patients and relatives and Research Mezzanine (Glasgow University) which ensures that researchers are embedded in the Unit. Clinical services are provided at the Glasgow centre and appropriate outreach clinics as required.
Dr Alan McLean
Address for Correspondence
The Queen Elizabeth National Spinal Injuries Unit
Southern General Hospital