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Spinal Injury

About Burwood Spinal Unit

Burwood Spinal Unit (BSU) provides services for people with Spinal Cord Impairment (SCI) resulting from accident, illness or congenital abnormalities.

We are a recognised tertiary service providing comprehensive, interdisciplinary assessment, treatment and rehabilitation for individuals with SCI who live throughout the entire South Island and lower half of the North Island (Taranaki to Hawkes Bay and below).

We are one of two leading providers of specialist care services providing expert support for individuals with SCI and their families.  The Auckland Spinal Rehabilitation Unit provides SCI rehabilitation and assessment services for those in the upper half of the North Island. 

The BSU consists of a 26 bed ward and a four bed Transitional Rehabilitation Unit.  We offer inpatient services from the acute stage including pre-operative or other early management, through to rehabilitation and discharge planning.  A range of outpatient, assessment and arranged admissions for specialised services are also provided.  There is limited accommodation onsite for families and outpatients. 

We also work in close collaboration with the New Zealand Spinal Trust and the Burwood Academy of Independent Living

Message to patients

If you have not been seen by the reassessment team for more than 3 years, please contact us.​

Page last updated: 23 February 2021

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